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Planet Ripple- 106- Tadpoles



Isn't that the cutest thing? No, it's not like Molno's legs are only half-developed in there or something. When Dolphin Merfolk come out of the womb, they just sort.... take part of it with them? And wear this lining like a cast for the first month or two of their life. Basically it trains them to hold their legs together when they swim, so they quickly learn how to do the "dolphin kick." I can imagine any sailors who saw them back in our time must've thought they were giant tadpoles or frog people.

Lil' guy's barely opened his eyes, but he knows when his mother is near and slides into her arm, sleeping almost instantly. Sigh...

You know, if these Merfolk couldn't "scream" predators away, these nurseries would probably be swarmed by sharks and the like. Again, this is why some other Merfolk types who don't have that ability tend to hide themselves a lot more.

Dolphin Merfolk "speech" doesn't just consist of humming. Body language and facial expressions are a part of it too. Some even like to use sign language.

Anyway, that's it for today.

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D'aww. And I thought I couldn't find babies cute.