Weeki Wachee Springs State Park mermaids keep swimming despite chilly temperatures

(WFLA) Despite the 35 degree temperature outside, the "mermaids" of Florida's Weeki Wachee Springs State Park still perform in their underwater theater.

"Mermaid Danielle" says it is quite comfortable being in the spring's 74 degree water as opposed to being outside in the cold air.

The "mermaids" drop down into a tube that empties them out into the underwater theater.

Danielle says the only hard part to the performance is if they have to come to the surface and are exposed to the cold air.

"I think it's all in your head. You see that it's cold out. You feel that it's cold out and you feel like it's a lot colder in the water but it's really not," Danielle said.

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