Marina is the deuteragonist of the show Zig & Sharko. Her name comes from the Latin Mare, Maris, meaning sea. She is Sharko's girlfriend and a redhead mermaid who could be a parody of Ariel from The Little Mermaid. She loves all animals, including Zig, and, because of her ingenuity, she isn't aware of his intentions to eat her and her boyfriend's fights with the hyena.
Marina is very sweet and childlike in nature. She is best friends with Sharko, who also acts as Marina's bodyguard against Zig. Zig constantly hunts Marina, but she seems blissfully unaware of his intentions and is friendly whenever she sees him.
Although normally kind-hearted, Marina can be somewhat selfish and jealous at times. She is also shown to have a temper when pushed to her limits. Marina loves to try new things, and is always dabbling in different areas throughout the show. She has tried her hand at nursing (in the episode "Nurse Marina"), being a flight stewardess (in the episode "Mermaid in the Sky"), and a lifeguard (in the episode "Save the Hyena").
Marina, la sirène, vit au fond de l’eau mais elle passe le plus clair de son temps sur un rocher à quelques encablures de l’île paradisiaque où habite Zig. Elle aime jouer au volley ou au ping-pong avec Sharko. Et malheureusement pour les habitants du coin, comme toute sirène qui se respecte elle adore chanter… mais elle chante comme une casserole ! C’est la plus belle créature du lagon que le poulpe masseur ou le homard coiffeur se chargent de mettre en beauté. Elle a une tonne de prétendants du roi Neptune à la gigantesque raie manta… Quant à Zig, elle est loin de se douter qu’il en a après elle…
Translation: Marina, the mermaid, lives at the bottom of the ocean but spends most of her time on a rock near the paradise island where Zig lives. She likes to play volleyball and ping pong with Sharko. And unfortunately for locals, like any self-respecting mermaid she loves to sing ... but she sings poorly! She is the most beautiful creature in the sea, and the octopus masseur or lobster hairdresser maintain her beauty. She has many admirers from King Neptune to a gigantic manta ray...as for Zig, she is far from suspecting that he is after her...