Mermaids have attracted much attention across the centuries, from fantastical Greek mythology, powerful nautical superstitions, and even a beloved Disney princess. Their name stems from the joining of two Old English terms: mere (sea) – maid (lady), and are easily recognizable as humans with a fishtail. Mermaids were once commonly equated to Sirens, femme fatale figures that would lure sailors to shipwreck. But less sinister, they are closely associated with other marine animals, like turtles and dolphins, but especially manatees/dugongs.
This year, our ninth annual Mermaid Ball is being held at the brand new Rosebrook Event Center in Wareham, MA on the evening of Friday, August 12, 2016 from 6:00 to 10:30 PM. The night will be hosted by Loretta LaRoche and features a silent auction to raise funds to support our marine animal rehabilitation. science and education programs.
We hope that you will come out to join us and help support us in rehabilitating stranded seals and sea turtles of Cape Cod. And what’s more, pirates, mermaids, and other marine animals are welcome too!
Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing and save $25 per ticket by reserving your seats before July 17th! Dust off your mermaid tail and get ready for a Whale of a time!