But what about
Like living in coves in little river tributaries? Blowing bubbles and making the kids who are fishing on the banks laugh?
Making friends with river otters and beavers?
Playing under waterfalls in jungles? Scratching big jungle kitties behind their ears when they come for a drink?
Their tails are shorter and they’re tinier than sea mermaids, because maybe sometimes they grow up navigating through smaller creek beds and caverns?
FRESH WATER MERMAIDS WOULD BE WAY COOL.