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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Finding Florida: Here There Be Mermaids

The heyday may be over but the charm remains in Weeki Wachee. Fifteen mermaids swim year around in the 72-degree water of the natural spring. A theater, built when the American Broadcasting Company owned the attraction, still provides guests with a below-the-surface view through the crystal clear water. As a natural spring, the mermaids sometimes have to compete with the occasional unexpected visitors.

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