Fishy goings-on in San Diego

June 19, 2018 by  

A mystery worthy of Hercule Poirot has surfaced at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, where a mermaid appeared, perched on Ross Rock just offshore, and quickly disappeared again.

The mermaid, whose name is Marina, was created by an artist in Arizona, who drove her to San Diego over the Memorial Day weekend, and placed her on the rock. A few days later, she disappeared, leaving only broken-hearted fans behind.

One San Diego resident played a song on his ukulele in her honor, and for others who get lost on their journeys. Sergio Cabrera, a surfer, theorized that she got hungry and went looking for her lunch; he hoped she would return later.

The artists who created Marina asked to remain anonymous, but said they planned to leave her in place for two weeks, then retrieve her. She lasted less than a week before someone took her away. The creators contacted a news outlet in San Diego, passing along a message from the mermaid. Marina greeted the humans in San Diego in general and particularly Ocean Beach, saying she had come in on the tides at the time of the full moon, hoping to find those who still believe in legends. She wanted to stay all summer, but since some people found her disturbing, she left again, but hopes to return.

Artworks like this might provide inspiration for a graphic design that would work for any maritime company.

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