But why release a statement that denies something... when most people don't believe in mermaids to start with? Doesn't that seem just a bit, well, fishy?
My soon-to-be-published novel (no release date yet) is a tale of mermaids and undersea wars between the clans. I live on the shores of the Atlantic, and I think there are plenty of things in the ocean we have yet to discover - but why is NOAA coming out so strongly against their existence?
Could they be real?
Could this be a coverup?
Is this Area 51 but on an oceanic scale? A Men in Black scenario of undersea aliens?
There was a recent documentary which aired on the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, which talked about the what ifs of the existence of mermaid culture. My son saw it while at a sleepover, and a visiting friend talked about it at length on our recent fishing trip. I have yet to watch the whole thing, but have seen the YouTube clips, some of which are so patently faked...
But... What If...?
Do you believe in Mermaids?