This Mermaid is diving below the Ocean waves as the waves raise seashells, starfish and seahorses from the seabed!
More Mermaid facts for kids from Kiddle Encyclopedia.
Overview and etymology
The word is a compound of mere, the Old English word for “sea”, and maid, a woman. The male equivalent is a merman.
Some people claim to have seen dead or living mermaids from places such as Java and British Columbia.
In the 19th century, P. T. Barnum showed in his museum a taxidermal hoax called the Fiji mermaid.
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