Mermaid brings ocean message to dry land
A Norfolk mermaid swapped the sea for Hunstanton’s library on Saturday.
The event was intended to tell youngsters about the damage the world is doing to the oceans which cover nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface.
Hannah Pearl, pictured below reading to children, won the role as Miss Mermaid Norfolk in a Marine Conservation Society competition because of her commitment to making the world a cleaner, healthier place.
Among it’s many aims the society organises beach cleans, goes into schools to talk about recycling plastics and raises awareness of the damage plastics are doing to the world’s oceans.
As the leading UK marine charity for more than 30 years, it works to promote healthy seas which are pollution free and champions sustainable fisheries policies.
During her visit she read mermaid stories to the youngsters, talked about local marine life and explained how everyone could reduce the use of plastics.