Here's what the writer of 'deadaeris' had to say:
"I was apprehensive at first about the first story, The Mer-Monkey, by Paul A. Freeman. Truth be told, I thought it was going to be lame (Sorry Mr. Freeman). I couldn’t have been more wrong if I had tried! A museum curator writes to an anthropologist offering him a chance to see a defunct museum artifact – the mummified body of a mer-monkey. The anthropologist meets with the curator, and after some discussion procures the means to go and catch his own specimen in the wild. Unfortunately for him, the trip does not go as planned, and the mer-monkeys are far from docile. The surprise ending was fabulous – with a twist of dark humor."
I'm still preening myself!