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Real Tybee Island Mermaids!

Get ready to be super duper excited! Real, live mermaids! Ok…so they aren’t the lithe, blonde maidens that so often come to mind. They are a bit more plump and not quite as quick, but they are majestic and beautiful nonetheless!

Manatees have been mistaken for mermaids since, well, anyone can remember. Christopher Columbus described the three “mermaids” he sighted during his travels as “not nearly as beautiful as they are painted.” Sure, manatees aren’t what most would call glamourous, but these amazing creatures are just as beautiful as any mermaid to us!

Everyone at Mermaid Cottages was over joyed to see this video from our friend Henry! Manatees… in Tybee waters!

Thank you SO much for sharing this with us Henry! They sure are amazing, and how exciting to know they visit our little corner of paradise!

If you want to learn more about the manatee-mermaid connection, check out this cool article. And don’t forget, mermaids are everywhere! They come in all shapes and sizes, each just as beautiful as the next! If you see one, please let us know! Send your mermaid sightings to diane@mermaidcottages.com and let us share them with the world. We hope to hear from you soon!

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