Participants pause underwater during a Metro Merfolk
class in Washington, D.C.
(45-46) Kellerman's stories redefine humans as merfolk
: members of an amphibious species, most at home in a littoral topography of islands, beaches, lakes, coasts, lagoons, inlets, waterfalls, atolls, reefs, and mangrove swamps, and immersed in complex relations with nonhuman aquatic creatures.
are using their imagery to raise awareness of marine conservation and environmental issues.
In fact, mermaids were included in an early draft of the series where Harry and Ron came across the merfolk
rather than the Whomping Willow.
As he explained in his text, these 'sirenia' did not have a fish's tail, like the merfolk
of Spain, but resembled a human being with webbed feet (as shown by the tracks they left in the sand) and hands.
On the island, a waterfall serves as a curtain-portal to an old, half-submerged ship, a makeshift sanctuary for the members of a hidden community of merfolk
displaced and injured by the sonar.
Marissa finally understood what a brave thing Sluggy was doing with his friends, and how dangerous the plastic waste could be to merfolk
and other sea life.
The book follows Zerie as she is transformed by Ozma into a mermaid and joins other merfolk
in an underwater journey to Glinda's castle.
As Caspian's crew enters the Last Sea, they encounter a civilization of merfolk
who live under the waters of the ocean.
in "The Sea-Fairies," in which the merfolk
tease some mariners
Lucy, Edmund and their cousin Eustace return to Narnia to join Prince Caspian for a voyage on the majestic royal vessel known as The Dawn Treader, where they encounter merfolk
, dragons, dwarves and a band of lost warriors, but as the edge of the world draws near, their remarkable adventure at sea sails toward an uncertain, conclusion 2010 ***
I use it with respect but use it in regards to mythical Merfolk