If you were a mermaid with a green thumb, how would you exploit that gift? Sending good vibes to airplants hanging from the low branches of palm trees? Caring for a bonsai tree perched on a rock in a secluded cove? Massaging cypress stumps up some of the intracoastal waterways? If you’re a mermaid in Sanjowqua, you grow and take care of plants underwater. How do you take care of plants underwater? That’s a good question. There are two ways. First, not every photosynthesis loving green machine lives above the water. And second, the ones that do can get transplanted below with a little help from the largest mammals on the planet. Not in their mouths, but you’re getting warmer.
Mermaid Gardening With Native SpeciesWhen I say native species, I’m talking about ones that already live beneath the surface. Why are these so important to be taking care of? For one, they are a source of food/energy for the kingdoms of Aquari. Nothing beats fish wrapped in seaweed for a delicious snack. Second, you might be familiar with the principles of yin and yang, everything being connected, karma, and the like. Well, mermaids are super connected to themselves, their species, the ocean, and the planet as a whole. That makes them hyperconscious of the fact that what they do below affects what happens above, something those of us living above often times forget. Did you know that seaweed can take up to 20 times more CO2 from the atmosphere than its land-based cousins? Yep! Seaweed is a powerful green machine. Mermaids and mermen are stewards of the oceans. Not only do they take care of the seaweed and use it for food, but they also take care of the coral and other animals that need it. There’s a cleaning station in Sanjowqua that mammals from far and wide visit to get “brushed up”. The cleaning station comprises spaces for whales, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and other large marine creatures. The crews there scrub the animals down, relocate barnacles, and help nurse them back to shape after injuries. In the Mermaids Are Real: The Mystiq Prong, Benji helps a blue whale remove a harpoon that was lodged into her tail.
Mermaid Gardening With Foreign SpeciesI alluded to this in The Mystiq Prong, but there’s much more to it than just a casual mention can describe. In Sanjowqua, the mermaids and mermen enjoy foods that some of the other kingdoms don’t get to eat. That’s due to the underwater gardens of Sanjowqua. They grow tomatoes, mangoes, strawberries, and other fruits and veggies beneath the waves. But fruits and veggies can’t grow in the water. Right? Who said they had too? When a whale dies, the Shequarien mermaids have a special ceremony honoring their fallen friend. Once the body has been given its just respects, the Shequarien dismantle it and use various parts for tools and other supplies they need. The skin is used to make giant bubbles under the water. The skin stretches a hundred times its normal capacity, so thin it’s nearly translucent. This lets the sunshine in and helps the plants living in the bubble grow big and strong. So, you see that being a mermaid with a green thumb doesn’t mean you go through life wanting. Quite the opposite. There’s more than enough green in the sea to keep a merman busy all day long. The next book, M.A.R. The Lake of Eternity will detail more of about the gardens of Sanjowqua. Follow the newsletter to keep up to date on developments for the second book and also join in for free monthly giveaways of Amazon gift cards, extra content, and free copies of the second book once it's released.
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