Is a Mermaid Living Under the Sea in Northern Israel?

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Some residents of Kiryat Yam are convinced the city is home to a mermaid, and the town's local council is offering $1 million to anyone who can prove the aquatic damsel exists.

Over recent months, dozens of people in the Haifa suburb have reported seeing a creature that resembles a young girl leaping out of the water and doing aerial tricks across the waves before disappearing to her home under the sea.

The story has caused quite a splash in Kiryat Yam, with dozens of onlookers flocking to the town's beach at sunset, cameras in tow, to catch a glimpse of the mermaid and hopefully, the million dollar photo.

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