Fin-tastic! Growing ‘mermaiding’ subculture makes a splash

  • Queen Pangke Tabora swims in her mermaid suit while she conducts a mermaiding class in front of the Ocean Camp in Mabini, Batangas province, Philippines on May 22. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

SYDNEY — There was a pivotal moment in Queen Pangke Tabora’s life that eclipsed all others: It was the moment, she says, when she first slid her legs into a mermaid tail.