Mermaids usually live around 300m beyond the water surface, in the mesopelagic zone, and today can be found near the Kuril Trench and Melanesian Basin. It has been proven that recent water pollution affects their chromosome 13. The results are severe tail deformation which leads to difficulty in swimming, brain malfunction, and early death due to blood clots.
It is approximated that this species will be extinct in approximately 30 years.
Inspired by Steven Zapata, Roberto Ferri and Romain Pommier.