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6 Photos Of Mermaids At The Republican National Convention

Undeterred by the hurricane, the Florida Aquarium hosted one of the first of its RNC parties last night — complete with swimming mermaids.

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A "mermaid" swims at the Florida Aquarium during last night's "Spirits of Tampa" party.
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A "mermaid" swims at the Florida Aquarium during last night's "Spirits of Tampa" party.

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A convention-goer looks on.
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A convention-goer looks on.

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The event also featured actual spirits — it was put on by the Distilled Spirits Council, which will also sponsor a "Spirits of Charlotte" event at the DNC.
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The event also featured actual spirits — it was put on by the Distilled Spirits Council, which will also sponsor a "Spirits of Charlotte" event at the DNC.

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Mermaid unfazed by fish.
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Mermaid unfazed by fish.

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In this photo by a convention-goer, you can see a mermaid breathing.
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In this photo by a convention-goer, you can see a mermaid breathing.

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Two mermaids cavort with rays as they practice for the RNC.
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Two mermaids cavort with rays as they practice for the RNC.