I am a Cancerian and have always live with close proximity to the ocean. While I am not a fan of salt water, I am extremely strong swimmer, which probably explains why I have not encountered any mermen – no saving necessary. 😀
I long time ago, I remember saving money to buy a framed picture of a merman. I managed to save the money, buy the picture and it hung in my bathrooms for many a year, until one day it fell off the wall. By that time, I had lost control of my life and never had it repaired. I don’t remember what happened after that, but my love of fantastic, sexy beings continues to this day.