Mermaids and sea monsters
The tide washed in at two events in the last week at Buxton Museum. A deep water, wild sea tide that swept into the museum the most surprising array of wonders….
- A dolphin,
- A turtle,
- A cuttlefish with tentacles,
- A clawfish with poisonous spines,
- Beautiful mermaids with hair glossy black or gleaming green
I like my undersea creacher because it has stripes like my little sister
There was a mermaid…
She has gorgeous hair and a lovely tail and beautiful tanned skin! What mo’r would you want!
- Squid the cuttlefish
- An ancient, toothless Spinosaurus stealing teeth from the sharks,
- Water crab Spheal, ice water fighting, triple powered undersea superhero
- Miguel, the sea monster from Brazil with his 4 eyes and lots of legs
- A tiny pink jellyfish whoe stole a girl’s shades when she was swimming because he was sure that shades would make him look cool. They didn’t.
There is a friendly lobster who lives in a castle make of sand with all his family: his Mum, his Dad, his wife and their 6 baby lobsterlets. He runs fast, swims faster and eats seaworms and nips people’s toes when they come paddling too close to that castle built of sand.
He’s wiggly and colourful and big and has scales and is very cool
There were fish that shimmered like rain in sunshine. There were creeping creatures and flapping rays. There were sharks with smiles wide enough to fit a whole child in. There was an octopus who quietly tentacled away before we could photograph him.
With many thanks to all our artists young and not-so-young for their laughter and cheerfulness and being ready to have a go….our underwater wildlife films will follow