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There's a big drawback to the professional mermaid lifestyle, and perhaps not what you would first guess: cold water. The human body is most comfortable in water that's about 84 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit (28.9 to 30 degrees Celsius). Bermuda's average ocean water temperature may come close to those temperatures during the summertime, but that's not the case for many popular swim spots. Coastal water temperatures in San Diego, California – considered one of the best, if not the best, places for a mermaid to live -- never gets much warmer than 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius).

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