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Mermaid Parade makes a splash at Coney Island

The annual Mermaid Parade, where women and men dress as scaled and sequined mer-people, took over Coney Island on Saturday with hundreds of thousands of people in attendance.

Arlo and Nora Guthrie, Woody Guthrie’s children, were “King Neptune” and “Queen Mermaid,” respectively, and led the procession down Surf Avenue and down the boardwalk.

It was a beautiful day for the mermaids to play. See below for some of the parade's best looks.

A fisherman shares a kiss with his catch

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Mermaids dance in unison

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Ladies surround the smallest mermaid

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A merman poses in front of Nathan's

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Women show off their colors

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A young mermaid spreads her message

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Parrots performing in the parade

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Even pirates made an appearance

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Ladies walk down the boardwalk

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Mermaids wearing horns pose for their photo

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A fabulous sea creature poses for the camera

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Handmaids make a splash, too

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Some sea creatures show off their gruesome side

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King Neptune Arlo Guthrie and Queen Mermaid Nora Guthrie parade on

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A vintage beach babe parades down the avenue

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Marchers make a statement in a big way

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Mermaids pose all in white

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A marching band plays with pride

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