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Coast Guard spots Mermaid in Gulf of Mexico

In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a tiny house with a mermaid on the side floats adrift in the Gulf of Mexico south of Grand Isle, La. The Coast Guard asks the public for any information regarding the dock. (Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

The Coast Guard has spotted a mermaid — painted on the side of a tiny house adrift in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Advocate reports the Coast Guard said in a news release that a floating dock was sited Wednesday afternoon about 180 miles (290 kilometers) south of Grand Isle, Louisiana.

An airplane crew from the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama, went out to search for signs of distress. Finding none, they issued an alert to nearby vessels, and are seeking any information about the object.

The small house is built atop a buoyant dock and painted green with purple trim and surrounded by fencing. The side of the house features a mermaid with marine life.

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