Published On: Thu, Jul 5th, 2012

Mermaids Don’t Exist, Says NOAA

Have you ever wondered if mermaids truly exist? Those fabled aquatic creatures, typically depicted with the head and torso of a girl or woman, and the tail of a fish, are commonly seen singing beautiful songs in various films.

On May 27, 2012, Animal Planet aired a two-hour fictional film “Mermaids: The Body Found”.

The science fiction film unraveled mysterious underwater sound recordings following two scientists who tracked the whale beachings for years and delivered first-hand, on-camera accounts of what they claimed to have discovered in the aftermath of one particular beaching – they claimed to have found the remains of a mermaid.

Apparently, on June 27, 2012 a post by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says that mermaids don’t exist.

Mermaids
Image Credit: NOAA.org

“Half-human creatures, called chimeras, also abound in mythology — in addition to mermaids, there were wise centaurs, wild satyrs, and frightful minotaurs, to name but a few. But are mermaids real? No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.,” a statement reads at NOAA’s official website NOAA.gov, noting that these magical female figures first appeared in cave paintings in the late Paleolithic (Stone Age) period some 30,000 years ago.

The mermaids post is part of the Ocean Facts section of the National Ocean Service website to answer inquiries they receive.

Meanwhile, Keeley Belva, a spokesperson for NOAA’s National Ocean Service, told LiveScience that they are not hitting the Animal Planet’s show.

“The timing was around that time. I think the TV show came out around Memorial Day and we got a few of the questions [about mermaids]. Arguably, yes, the timing is tied to the documentary,” Belva said.

“As we had gotten a couple questions about mermaids, we thought this would be a fun way to talk about it and to have information up about mermaids in different cultures and to draw people into our website and learn more about what NOAA and the National Ocean Service does,” she added.

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  1. Ian says:

    Here’s PROOF that they do: Snow-White.ca/SummerLove.htm (Wink)

  2. abe Leencun says:

    glad to see our tax dollars being used so wisely

    • Pedro Depacas says:

      How is it your tax dollars ? Discovery channel ? The Whale watching people? Gimme a break ! Your blaming everything on our tax dollars! cnt

  3. Well if they do exist we certainly cant believe our’s or any other government to tell us the truth as they take any and all evidence for themselves and threaten citizens to keep thier mouths shut or suffer the consequences, whatever they may be. So I think it best to listen and look at what evidence we do have and form an educated opinion from it and not shy away from supporting compelling evidence because of how you silly you think it makes you look. It takes courage to stand up for the evidence that supports mermaids or aliens, etc. long ago humanes didnt think humanes could ever fly or talk through air waves or phone lines. Tools that see inside of the human body without cutting it. These are only a few topics that fit. If mermaids arent true then why did government steal the evidence without a chance to argue/debate it in a court of law? Government is not always good but it is only the good that they own up to and cover up thier most common tactics, i.e. lie/deceive/cheat/steal Never trust government, only trust solid evidence. Always keep an open mind.

    • Jane Johnson says:

      My educated opinion is that MOST OF THE COMMENTS HERE ARE FROM GOVT OFFICIALS trying to make it look like no one believes it! They offer no reasons, no science, can’t argue with the facts of the show and just want to incorrectly label it as a “mock u mentory”. Show me Animal Planet saying its a fake doc, you can’t. Animal planet doesn’t play jokes on people IT IS A RESPECTABLE NETWORK. What a place we have come to as a culture, where in 2013 we know everything there is to know about the Earth!? Where any new evidence is not even considered with reason & except is judged immediately as bogus. I believe people ARE still open minded generally yet the govt will try anything to make you gullible enough to NOT believe it (including flooding comments on these articles) Make your own informed decision. We need to stop sonar testing for the other marine life too, not just mermaids. Speak up if you believe & spread the word.

  4. Jane Johnson says:

    My educated opinion is that MOST OF THE COMMENTS HERE ARE FROM GOVT OFFICIALS trying to make it look like no one believes it! They offer no reasons, no science, can’t argue with the facts of the show and just want to incorrectly label it as a “mock u mentory”. Show me Animal Planet saying its a fake doc, you can’t. Animal planet doesn’t play jokes on people IT IS A RESPECTABLE NETWORK. What a place we have come to as a culture, where in 2013 we know everything there is to know about the Earth!? Where any new evidence is not even considered with reason & except is judged immediately as bogus. I believe people ARE still open minded generally yet the govt will try anything to make you gullible enough to NOT believe it (including flooding comments on these articles) Make your own informed decision. We need to stop sonar testing for the other marine life too, not just mermaids. Speak up if you believe & spread the word.

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