Disney's new "Little Mermaid" drives a wave of business for the mermaid industry

May 26, 2023
The new film is expected to pull in more than $100 million at the box office. But the movie industry isn’t the only one getting ready for it.
Del Scott, aka Merman Del, watches Andy Vargas, aka Merman Andy, swim at a merperson meetup in Washington, D.C. Mermaid tails can cost thousands of dollars.
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Could kelp help mitigate ocean acidification?

Feb 22, 2018
Seawater's changing chemistry is making it harder for oysters and other shellfish to grow.
Stephen Schreck, left, and Ryan Cox of Puget Sound Restoration Fund collect kelp samples.
Greg Davis