If you were obsessed with Disney’s Little Mermaid as a kid and dreamed of life under the sea, then head to West Palm Beach, FL. There, 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project is using real people as molds to create mermaid sculptures from sustainable limestone and cement.
Founded by artists Ernest Vasquez and Sierra Rasberry, the nonprofit’s work aims to replenish the local reef and expand fishery populations through the creation of an underwater garden made up of the environment-friendly models. On August 21, 1000 Mermaids deployed the first batch of 50 sculptures. Its goal is to plant at least 1,000 statues, so you still have a chance at having a replica of yourself — with a tail.