NOAA has issued a statement
saying there is no evidence of mermaids. Mermaids, or aquatic humanoids, are fanciful creatures that have been described in tales of many different ancient cultures. NOAA's statement appears
to have been a response to an Animal Planet show called Mermaids: The Body Found
, which aired in May.
NOAA says in its mermaid entry, "No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. Why, then, do they occupy the collective unconscious of nearly all seafaring peoples? That's a question best left to historians, philosophers, and anthropologists."
Image: Animal Planet