Meet the world’s most ‘real-life’ mermaid
Do you believe in mermaids? Melissa Dawn better known as "Mermaid Melissa" has made quite a splash.
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Do you believe in mermaids? Melissa Dawn better known as "Mermaid Melissa" has made quite a splash.
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This real-life mythical creature has a huge web following because she can hold her breath for five minutes underwater while swimming in a realistic, not to mention, sexy mermaid outfits. 
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This real-life mythical creature has a huge web following because she can hold her breath for five minutes underwater while swimming in a realistic, not to mention, sexy mermaid outfits. 
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Living the childhood dreams of many, Mermaid Melissa can be considered as the closest in the world to being a real-life mermaid. Picture Courtesy: mermaidmelissa.com
Living the childhood dreams of many, Mermaid Melissa can be considered as the closest in the world to being a real-life mermaid. Picture Courtesy: mermaidmelissa.com
She has an experience of working with killer whales, dolphins, sharks, stingrays and performing in aquariums worldwide. Picture Courtesy: mermaidmelissa.com
She has an experience of working with killer whales, dolphins, sharks, stingrays and performing in aquariums worldwide. Picture Courtesy: mermaidmelissa.com
According to reports, recently, while swimming in the Cayman islands, a bow-mouthed guitar fish -- a member of the sting ray family -- mistook her for his lunch! Picture Courtesy: mermaidmelissa.com
According to reports, recently, while swimming in the Cayman islands, a bow-mouthed guitar fish -- a member of the sting ray family -- mistook her for his lunch! Picture Courtesy: mermaidmelissa.com
Despite the dangers, Melissa enjoys the times when she can paddle out in the ocean since her usual routine has her performing in giant tanks and swimming pools.
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Despite the dangers, Melissa enjoys the times when she can paddle out in the ocean since her usual routine has her performing in giant tanks and swimming pools.
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Melissa also believes in ocean conservation. Her message is, “Let’s help save the oceans before all creatures become mythical.” Picture Courtesy: mermaidmelissa.com
Melissa also believes in ocean conservation. Her message is, “Let’s help save the oceans before all creatures become mythical.” Picture Courtesy: mermaidmelissa.com
Melissa promotes “ocean education through underwater entertainment”. Through her performances she believes in educating people at Sea World and in magazines and at events all over the place.
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Melissa promotes “ocean education through underwater entertainment”. Through her performances she believes in educating people at Sea World and in magazines and at events all over the place.
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Melissa spends so much time underwater that we secretly suspect she might actually be a fish.
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Melissa spends so much time underwater that we secretly suspect she might actually be a fish.
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Mermaid Melissa's work thus goes beyond entertainment. And this is a mermaid who takes her mission seriously.Picture Courtesy: mermaidmelissa.com 
Mermaid Melissa's work thus goes beyond entertainment. And this is a mermaid who takes her mission seriously.Picture Courtesy: mermaidmelissa.com 
Mermaid Melissa has released a number of videos and educational messages to encourage others to protect the aquatic environment she loves. Picture Courtesy: YouTube
Mermaid Melissa has released a number of videos and educational messages to encourage others to protect the aquatic environment she loves. Picture Courtesy: YouTube