I’m certain I can’t be the only person who has noticed the Mermaid/Siren trend. (And while you're scrolling, feel free to note how they all share the same blue/green color in their color scheme.)
For the record, I have not read any of these yet, but I think I'm safe to say that Helene Boudreau's title is very misleading when she says "Real Mermaids don't wear toe rings."
I think it should say "Real mermaids don't have hair."
One of the characteristics common to all mammals is the presence of hair, yet most (if not all) aquatic/marine life shares the trait of the absence of hair. (Some whales do have little patches, but it's nothing like these mermaid's luscious flowing tresses that never seem to tangle. And lets leave polar bears out of the discussion.)
Hair should be a huge disadvantage in the ocean. I mean, have you ever seen a fishing lure?
|Mermaids who have hair are just asking for some predator to come along and mistake it for a slippery seal or a juicy morsel.|
Maybe mermaids wouldn't be extinct if they invested in some swimming caps?