Put on a recording of Handel's Water Music to stimulate your gray matter for this one. Hidden among the words listed below are twenty creatures who spend all or a good part of their lives under water. To bring each to the surface, issue a replacement for one of the letters present and transpose the ensuing collection. As an illustration, UTTERS would turn into TURTLE after "L" displaces "S" and permutation is performed. Best of luck in your SEARCHES (which would eventually become SEAHORSE when "O" transplants "C"!)
"Denizens of the Deep,"
Word Ways: Vol. 43
, Article 31.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol43/iss3/31