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Are mermaids cold-blooded or warm-blooded?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:54 pm
by KalegNar
This is inspired by a conversation I actually had in real life a few years ago.

So to give a brief intro into the facts.

Fact 1: The top half of a mermaid is considered to be humanoid and humans are warm-blooded.
Fact 2: Mermaids in general are known to be able to breathe underwater. The known animals that breathe underwater are cold-blooded.
Fact 3: Mermaids are often depicted with a fishlike bottom. Fish, with the exception of the opah, are known to be cold-blooded.
Fact 4: The tail of mermaids though is usually shown to oriented more in the style of a dolphin's. A fish going forwards moves its tail side-to-side. A dolphin's tail when going forwards though is going up-and-down. And a mermaid's tail does the same. And dolphins are known to be warm-blooded.

My conclusion: Mermaid bottoms are actually scaled dolphin bottoms and mermaids are warm-blooded. Instead of being "half human half fish" they are actually "half human half dolphin."

But this is a discussion, so what are your thoughts on the matter?

Re: Are mermaids cold-blooded or warm-blooded?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:58 pm
by kalico
mermaids are split into two main categories: cold-blooded and warm-blooded.
cold-blooded mermaids have scaled tails that move from side to side and gills allowing them to breathe underwater. they are capable of living in extreme depths, though the sub-species gradually lose their humanoid shape the further down you go.
warm-blooded mermaids have smooth-skinned tails that move up and down along with a set of lungs, requiring them to surface for air. because of this, they typically live in more shallow waters that are nearby bodies of land.

what did you never learn about this in school or something

Re: Are mermaids cold-blooded or warm-blooded?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:01 pm
by dolphina
all mermaids are a genus of creatures, piscas, either warmblooded or coldblooded with fish-like tails that can be divided into three species.

we will discuss here the most commonly sighted mermaid, piscas caudoscus, or more commonly referred to as the scale-tailed mermaid. these mermaids have scaly tails attached to their hips, and a humanoid upper half (usually woman-like) which the species has evolved over millions of years to seduce homo sapiens (or whatever dominant humanoid species lived at the time), their main prey, into diving deeper into their territory. despite their human-like appearance, piscas caudoscus has claw-like fingers with webbed hands, and sharp teeth not unlike a great white shark's. although all members of piscas caudoscus are warmblooded and have a set of lungs similar to a dolphin's, they have tails modeled after different species of fish. these creatures are most commonly reported by heterosexual women during hunting and by heterosexual males and gay/pan/bisexual persons during grooming of their hair. however, these creatures are usually dismissed as myth.

piscas caudoscus is actually more closely related to cetaceans than humans, but is still very different from a dolphin or a whale. for one, they do not possess a blowhole, secondly, they have fish-like scaled tails, hence the common name of the scale-tailed mermaid. however, like cetaceans, they can hold their breath for a large amount of time before coming up to breathe, and they have small remnant bones of what used to be legs. also like cetaceans, the population of piscas caudoscus and other members of the piscas genus, these sentient beings are typically killed during fishing accidents, and fishers throw away the corpse thinking they just fished up an old abandoned hoax. we need to help stop killing these sentient being during our fishing trips.

thank you for reading my presentation on piscas caudoscus. pm me for explanations on piscas spiritom and/or piscas altiom.

Re: Are mermaids cold-blooded or warm-blooded?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:22 pm
by lemonader666
kalico wrote:mermaids are split into two main categories: cold-blooded and warm-blooded.
cold-blooded mermaids have scaled tails that move from side to side and gills allowing them to breathe underwater. they are capable of living in extreme depths, though the sub-species gradually lose their humanoid shape the further down you go.
warm-blooded mermaids have smooth-skinned tails that move up and down along with a set of lungs, requiring them to surface for air. because of this, they typically live in more shallow waters that are nearby bodies of land.

what did you never learn about this in school or something

he's right you know

Re: Are mermaids cold-blooded or warm-blooded?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:31 pm
by dolphina
lemonader666 wrote:
kalico wrote:mermaids are split into two main categories: cold-blooded and warm-blooded.
cold-blooded mermaids have scaled tails that move from side to side and gills allowing them to breathe underwater. they are capable of living in extreme depths, though the sub-species gradually lose their humanoid shape the further down you go.
warm-blooded mermaids have smooth-skinned tails that move up and down along with a set of lungs, requiring them to surface for air. because of this, they typically live in more shallow waters that are nearby bodies of land.

what did you never learn about this in school or something

he's right you know

i think we're from alternate universes because i was taught differently about mermaid biology

Re: Are mermaids cold-blooded or warm-blooded?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:02 am
by Brilliand
You guys are ignoring the role of vivisectionists in all of this.

Re: Are mermaids cold-blooded or warm-blooded?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:25 am
by Ascender
the idea that theres cold and warm blooded mermaids makes me think that theres dolphin racism

Re: Are mermaids cold-blooded or warm-blooded?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:33 am
by ICECLIMBERS
Mermaids have mammaries and hair. They are mammals. Are there any extant mammals that’s are cold blooded?