Let's face it: most little girls (and I daresay a number of little boys) dream of sprouting scaly tails and becoming mermaids and mermen. Merpeople, if you will. But somewhere along the line, when imagination has to give way to more 'practical' thoughts of phone bills and health insurance, our dreams of living in giant clam shells are washed away.
Deep down, though, those fantasies of brushing your hair with a starfish and befriending wise-cracking crustaceans never truly die, and the great state of Queensland has ample places for you to splash freely.
Of course, we ALL know these mystical creatures exist, but who's to say if they prefer salt or fresh water? A mermaid might feel just as comfortable beneath a cascade in Cairns as she would out on the reef.
In the wise words of Sebastian the crab; the human world? It's a mess. Up on the shore they work all day, out in the sun they slave away, while we devotin' full time to floatin' under the sea...