Jenny Haniver was turned into a sea creature after mocking a witch while sunbathing on the beach. she now patrols the oceans as a marine activist all the while seeking out the witch who cursed her.
The earliest known picture of a real Jenny Haniver appeared in Konrad Gersner’s Historia Animalium vol. IV in 1558. Made by sailors in Antwerp, they where dried out Rays or Skates which were then carved into mermaid figures and preserved with a coat of varnish.