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The Mermaid Problem by XNinjaRed The Mermaid Problem by XNinjaRed
Of course, they're fantasy creatures, so you're not supposed to look at it logically, but just try and you'll see the anatomical problems just by thinking about it!

Ami is a character by :iconapinkishblue: .
Mermaid Ami concept and Cho character by :iconxninjared: aka Me.

Request more mystical creatures for me to criticize if you know some.
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pseudonarne Featured By Owner Edited 16 hours ago
i just figure the lower half is dolphin which solves most of the problems

I mean sure they're normally depicted as fish but have you seen the way people used to draw dolphins?! (from traveler's tales www.strangescience.net/pics/st…   by 5th hand description fc02.deviantart.net/fs16/f/200…

or if you were lucky bestiary.ca/beastimage/img415.…
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Violetvee Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Didn't a Season 2 episode of Futurama address the reproduction issue? It was really funny, and the episode in question is "The Deep South." Apparently merpeople reproduce like fish.
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   General Artist
Answer to #3,breasts are heavy and flop around a lot. So the same reason as humans. Also cultural/ceremonial/fashion reasons...again,just like why human women do.

Answer to 2#, The dead clams aren't using their shells,are they? Some cultures will eat their deceased so they'll always have a little bit of Uncle Donny inside them (only the Uncle Donny part is a joke,the rest is true).Sometimes they'll do it to humiliate the enemy but sometimes it's considered an honor so the person lives on in a sense.

Another perspective,we have the concept of inheritance/alternatives to burials on land,right? Maybe the clams are donating their non-longer occupied bodies to their friends? Humans have all sorts of varying cultures and traditions,why wouldn't merfolk? 
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universalqueen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
maybe they do external copulations
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QueenMarine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I always assumed that mermaids and mermen have genitals, but they're hidden under the fin and they just bring them out when needed
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Trekkie-Aspie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Maybe their genitals are retractable?  Like a cat can velvet their claws?
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KingGianny123 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Ah one more think,merpeople have no human face but beautiful face alien like and they are naked they don't wear bra!

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KingGianny123 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
That's true believe me.

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KingGianny123 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Mermaids and mermen are mammals,they are evolved from humans, they have the tail of sea mammals.See the body found of animal planet.
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QueenMarine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
That was a hoax; there's even a disclaimer at the end of the documentary 
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