Aarghh! me hearties -
The Bearded Dog here - called back from his voyage on the high seas.
Called back by a "I haven't ever done this before....but please post a reply to this".
Verily - The bearded Dog thought he was being summoned by the mermaids themselves.
And then - he finds more of the same -
Barnacles - clogging up the hull of the ship - stopping her from speeding along on her voyages of discovery.