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What do you call a group of mermaids/mermen?

Hi, new here, please forgive me if this is not the right venue for my question.

I am writing a book about mermaids and mermen, and I have been calling them "merfolk" or simply "folk". Now I am second guessing whether a group of mermaids/men would be called folk. Looking at the definition of "people" specifically relating to human beings, I do not think merpeople or people is applicable. Additionally, what would you call a group of mermaids and other sea creatures together? I looked up various names for groups of fish and other sea creatures (shoal, school, pod, etc.) but am not convinced that would be appropriate for mixed groups.

Any thoughts, suggestions, input would be appreciated. Thanks all, Alycaria