Trust me when I tell you that mermaids prefer to surface after dusk. Thousands of years of being hunted by fishermen and molested by the curious have made them very cautious and circumspect.
Some mermaids, a very few I might add, have become angry and vindictive. The Moonlit Mermaid is one of these. She has just appeared before a lonely fisherman and has cooed to him in her most alluring voice to come into the water and join her for a swim. She tells him the water isn’t deep only up to her waist. She wants to be touched by him, he is so handsome. She sighs, she wants him to kiss her...tonight.
We can only hope this fisherman sees through her false blandishments for if he believes her and swims out to her he is doomed to be entangled in her hair and drawn to the sandy bottom.
Please remember almost all mermaids are timid and loving and would not hurt a human. In fact, they have often saved distressed swimmers. Still, be cautious, especially if you meet a long-haired beauty on a moonlit night.