shoreshapers

•July 19, 2014 • Leave a Comment

the mermaid is currently visiting the north of the island a lot where she has joined a group of enthusiastic landfolk researchers. the waters of the clyde river and of the coastal waters are pretty warm at the moment, so the mermaid appreciates excursion to the inland lochs for a cool-off.

meanwhile, some of the mermaid’s landfolk colleagues have been working on a project called ‘shoreshapers’. this project seeks to teach landfolk young about how even the smallest merfolk contribute to the shaping of their land. an activity book with colourful cards and games can be downloaded here.

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desert island

•July 19, 2014 • Leave a Comment

the mermaid thought that these landfolk captured the merfolk point of view really well!

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source: xkcd

for immediate release

•May 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

the mermaid has been a bit unwell recently. she still needs to immunise herself against human diseases, she has been told. thankfully, landfolk doctors and friends have been taking care of her. while resting in her temporary tank, the mermaid has been watching films. most of them depressed the mermaid greatly, but she also saw lots of landfolk working on improving things. the mermaid is especially saddened that so many merfolk are held captive in tiny tanks – and not temporarily, like the mermaid, for healing. apparently, the merfolk are kept to remind humans that they exist and need care, but the mermaid feels that this is not really fair on the merfolk who are being separated from their kind and forced to suffer in tiny spaces. landfolk wouldn’t be happy about this, if merfolk kept them in their diving bells to remind themselves what landfolk looked and lived like! the mermaid therefore pleads for immediate release of captive merfolk!

water film

•December 14, 2013 • 1 Comment

the mermaid is trying to catch this film to get another perspective on how landfolk view and interact with water. she has been busy this year educating landfolk about merfolk and how merfolk are suffering from landfolk’s misuse and misunderstanding of water. most landfolk seems quite unaware of their dependence on water and their connection with it, so the mermaid still has lots of work in front of her. she is trying to stay hopeful!

slurb

•November 12, 2013 • 1 Comment

what a week! the mermaid is very sad that so many landfolk died from a big storm this week & has already helped sending some help in that direction. she has also been studying lots of news, campaigns and artworks on water pollution such as the one above. she will be volunteering to give a talk soon somewhere along the norther-western coast, where she can also stock up on locally made fudge to put on blubber for the winter.

merfolk in the news

•August 22, 2013 • 2 Comments

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the mermaid found some beautiful merfolk stories in the webocean this week. the first one is about a landfolk male who helped a turtle return to the sea. you can read more about it here and see more pictures here.

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the second story is about some very artistic and clever merfolk – termed ‘cephalopods’ by landfolk scientists. the latter have found an ancient remnant of cephalopod art, and now have to revisit even more of how they view merfolk. landfolk might have to get used to the idea that, whatever they do as part of their young culture, landfolk were there first…

jellyfish reporting

•August 22, 2013 • Leave a Comment

jellywatch

the mermaid has just heard of this project about jellyfish sightings. if you see any jellyfish, please let these people know on this webocean site!

they write:

“have you seen a jellyfish, red tide, a squid, or other unusual marine life recently? if so, tell us about it! marine biologists need your help to develop a better understanding of the ocean. If you’ve been on the beach or in the ocean lately, you can contribute to a long-term dataset by telling us about the animals you saw or the conditions of the beach. you can help us even more by submitting a picture of what you saw!”

jellyfish watch can also be contacted here.

 
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