Today in mermaid news
Weta, the special effects company who did the Lord of the Rings films, have made a functioning mermaid tail for a woman with amputated legs.
...the Auckland woman wrote to them two years ago asking if they could make her a prosthetic tail. She was astounded when they agreed. ... She lost both legs below the knee from a medical condition when she was a child and told Close Up last night her long-held dream had come true. “A prosthetic is a prosthetic, and your body has to be comfortable with it and you have to mentally make it part of yourself,” she said.