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There's not enough water - I can hardly keep my gills under and the tepid liquid is causing my lungs to strain. There isn't enough oxygen in it; I've been here too long. My breaths get shorter as my heart beats harder. If they leave me here, I'll smother.

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Mythological creatures are cooler when they're anatomically correct

Ocean Siren (Mermaid), from EB Hudspeth's The Resurrectionist, a two-part volume that includes The Codex Extinct Animalia, "a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts"

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