Yorkshire Life Aquatic
Artist: Yorkshire Life Aquatic
Planet: Planet M.E.R.M.A.I.D
Artwork: Specific Ocean
Description: Welcome to Planet Mermaid, where 80% of the surface is water, The planet is known for its huge expanse of oceans, underwater forests which are home to all kinds of marine life and its strange and striking land formations.
There are three main areas of land on the planet - The Great island of Polyethylene is located in the north and is the largest floating island on planet mermaid. It is twice the size of Texas.
Cetacea is a specific ridge which runs to the south of the planet, It is a long thin section of land hence the term ridge and is considered an area of great beauty and magic.
Terephthalate is another large island reef which was formed more recently than the other two dry land areas of the planet but seems to be growing at an alarming rate. It contains one of the planets largest fresh water lakes.
Inhabitants - It is inhabited by a race of mer-people who live in the water on the planet they move by the forward motion created by their tail’s moving up and down in the water. which serves as the propeller.
They communicate with through a combination of intricate clicks and sounds and telepathy.
Mer-people are highly social, curious and friendly living in complex and cohesive family groups they display culture similar to humans. They are an altruistic species known to stay and help injured individuals, even helping them to the surface to breath (when necessary) Their compassion also extends across the species-barrier. There are many accounts of mer-people helping whales and other aquatic species. They have also adapted their dietary needs so that they can feed on polymides, styrenes, which is now the planet's largest resource, outnumbering biological life forms 6 to 1.
Some interesting facts about mer-people - Unlike many other species mer-people typically tend to stay with their mothers their whole lives.
They are extremely intelligent and their brains are much bigger than humans.
Mer-people have a limbic system that is 100 times more powerful than a humans, meaning they have a much higher deeper capacity for emotions.
Mer-people mostly live in salt water areas but there are some tribes which inhabit fresh water lakes.
Mer-people can swim up to 260 m. below the surface of the ocean, although they are mainly shallow divers.
Mer-people sleep by resting one side of the brain at a time. This allows them to continue rising to the surface for air and to keep an eye open to watch out for predators.
Climate - The planet’s climate is highly changeable and unpredictable, temperature and weather conditions can change greatly in the space of 24 hours.
Come, smile and dive in the water is fine!
Photography by Stawbleu Editions