When this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can discard 1 WATER monster to the Graveyard, then target 1 Level 3 or lower WATER monster in your Graveyard; add that target to your hand. You can only use the effect of "Mermail Abyssturge" once per turn.
I'm getting this problem too. Konomi needs to fix this.
I am trying to find the ruling for this card. It says: ...to graveyard, THEN add 1 Level 3 or lower... However, when I normal summon this card, I cannot discard Mermail Abysshilde (level 3) and THEN retrieve it from the graveyard. the goal here is for Abysshilde's effect to trigger. But I cannot discard it :(. Is there any special ruling for this card that denies that?? Fossil Excavation (discarding 1 card, then target 1 Dinosaur-Type monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target) also let you discard the dino you want to summon. So why doesn't the same thing (discard -> THEN) work with Abyssturge??