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These Professional Mermaids Will Make You Question Your Career Choices

Once a year, professional mermaids from around the world converge on the Greensboro Aquatic Center for a festival focused on true aquatic living.


Once a year in Greensboro, North Carolina, something rather strange occurs. Mermaids from around the world converge on the town's Aquatic Center for a festival focused on true aquatic living.

Celebrity mermaids like Hannah Fraser make an appearance.

And many mermaid selfies are taken.

There are even sightings of the rare and elusive merMEN.

Kind of makes you wonder why Prince Eric didn't just join Ariel beneath the waves...

MerMania covers topics like conservation, monofin swimming, and how to be a professional mermaid. But we know why you're really here: the costumes.

You've never needed anything like you need these onesies.

For those of us who couldn't attend the event, this baby perfectly captures how we probably would have felt surrounded by all the aquatic beauty:

Maybe we'll make it next year!

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