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Gabon: Libreville mermaid hoax (via St. Petersburg, Florida)

Categories: North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, France, Gabon, U.S.A., Arts & Culture, Humor, Photography, Technology

Association des gabonais d'Amiens dispels a mermaid hoax [1] [Fr]. Photographs of a mermaid supposedly discovered dead on a beach in Libreville were actually downloaded from an eBay auction for a mermaid sighting in St. Petersburg, Florida. The St. Petersburg photographs sold for US$1500 to a French natural history museum.