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Deep sea mermaid by MeganMissfit Deep sea mermaid by MeganMissfit
Everyone likes to portray mermaids as these beautiful, sexy, seductive creatures who drag poor sailors to their deaths by captivating them with their alluring beauty. That's nice and all, but it's time for something different :)

This time, Megan decides to draw something a little less attractive :P

These mermaids inhabit the deep sea, living about 1800m below the surface, mostly in temperate and sub-tropical oceans. They have evolved from the mermaids living in shallower waters, losing their hair, eyesight, and sense of smell. In the complete absence of light, their captivating beauty is no longer needed. Instead of capturing hapless sailors, these mermaids rely on their developed bioluminescence to lure small fish, squid and crustaceans into their clutches. They have also been known to feed on carrion who have sunken to the sea floor. With a slower metabolism, they are able to go weeks, even months without feeding.
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WaterLover98 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  New member
Gollum, your sister called, she ready for dinner, and mom's mad, you are totally passed curfew!!!!

 lol beautiful work keep it up, love your imagination.
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Lu-Liu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Lovely (in its own unique way) <3
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embem95 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
this is more like how I imagine real life mermaids/mermen - if they exist, which we don't know :'D
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Pilar-Sama Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Spooky and gorgeous. :)
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Ciullo-Corporation Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
You get perfectly the look of deep abyss ghost-fish... amazing!
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   General Artist
Love it! It reminds me a lot of the Fiji Mermaid of sideshow fame :D  I'm a big fan of mermaids, and I love that you tried to do something different with it. The luminescence and translucency is really awesome!
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MeganMissfit Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome :D
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shetheraven Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This mermaid is really pretty :) great idea and story :)
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Zeshroom Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
to me this is actually really pretty.
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