Asylum joined several hundred glitter glue-covered New Yorkers for Mermaid Parade at Coney Island this past weekend. Sea creatures of all shapes and sizes danced through the crowd, some dousing their finest cockle shells in motor oil -- in a protest carried over from the World Naked Bike Ride in NYC the previous weekend. Of course, we couldn't let this enticing event go unphotographed.

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Ladies of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

New Yorkers gather for this year's Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 19, 2010.

Ladies of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

New Yorkers gather for this year's Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 19, 2010.

Ladies of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

New Yorkers gather for this year's Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 19, 2010.

Ladies of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

New Yorkers gather for this year's Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 19, 2010.

Ladies of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

New Yorkers gather for this year's Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 19, 2010.

Ladies of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

New Yorkers gather for this year's Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 19, 2010.

Ladies of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

New Yorkers gather for this year's Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 19, 2010.

Ladies of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

New Yorkers gather for this year's Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 19, 2010.

Ladies of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

New Yorkers gather for this year's Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 19, 2010.

Ladies of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

New Yorkers gather for this year's Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 19, 2010.

Ladies of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010