They say Mermaids are the "next big thing" within the paranormal. If that's true, there were a lot of them on Saturday, June 18, at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City. The parade occurs every year on the third Saturday of June, and is something of a Mardi Gras for NYC - except with a nautical theme. Here are just a few of the images we caught of the colorful characters from 2011.
(Beware, land lubber. These Mermaids aren't used to being completely clothed, so there be potentially NSFW partial nudity in these parts)