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Bruce Lewis
Do mermaids give live birth or lay eggs?
neither one, like seahorses, the males have the birthing duties. - A Gunny named Slickback
HOW DO THEY PEE? - Melly - #TeamMarina
They lay eggs in sea shells! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
...more questions than answers. :-/ - Bruce Lewis
They have boobs, so they must be mammals. - Victor Ganata
What Gee Dub said. - Rahsheen
Platypus is an egg laying mammal. - A Gunny named Slickback from FFHound!
Yeah, but platypuses don't have boobs. My theory is that, while not all mammals give live birth, all mammals with boobs do. - Victor Ganata
Strike that, platypuses don't have nipples. So I guess it depends on whether or not mermaids have nipples :D - Victor Ganata
I believe the doctor. - Bruce Lewis from iPhone
Just to warn you, I'm not that great with non-humans :D - Victor Ganata
Like werewolves I think they propagate by a virus, though their's is passed via a tale swipe. - Todd Hoff
The platypus has mammary glands, though. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I still stand by my nipple theory! We need empiric evidence! - Victor Ganata
From Wikipedia: Monotremes lay eggs. However, the egg is retained for some time within the mother, who actively provides the egg with nutrients. Monotremes also lactate, but have no defined nipples, excreting the milk from their mammary glands via openings in their skin. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I do like Todd's theory of fish-based lycantrophy, though. But it could be cetacean-based lycantrophy instead. - Victor Ganata
I realize all the art work makes it ambiguous whether or not mermaids have nipples, but I still think all mammals with nipples give live birth. - Victor Ganata
The bottom half of the baby mermaid is born via egg. The top half of the baby mermaid is born via live birth. Somehow the two halves are fused together. - Stephen Mack
Stephen's explanation is more confusing than the one from my 5yo. - Bruce Lewis from iPhone
Mermaids harvest men, as there are no males, for their bodies, seducing them and then implanting the egg within. As it grows it takes aspects from both the mother and the host. - NOT THE CRICKET
That is absolutely terrifying, Jimminy. I guess they're kind of like wasps. - Victor Ganata
I don't have any real knowledge of mermaids, but I'm basing that on the fact they drag men to watery graves and I don't think they feast on them. What other use would there be? Some sort of sick glee from killing? - NOT THE CRICKET
Killer whales at least do seem to enjoy killing baby seals for sport, so maybe this is evidence of cetacean ancestry :D - Victor Ganata