Government says mermaids don’t exist

I haven’t written anything about the topic of my book yet — so I guess this is the perfect place to start!

Statue of “The Little Mermaid” in Denmark

Mermaids play a central role in the story… so needless to say it was a little disheartening to see that the U.S. National Ocean Service recently came out to officially say that mermaids (gasp!) don’t exist.

According to the Time story:

The U.S. National Ocean Service (NOS) made the firm announcement that mermaids do not exist. This announcement came in response to public inquiries into the NOS’ mermaid science program after a show about mythical creatures on the channel Animal Planet.

How sad! Although just because they haven’t found any evidence *yet* doesn’t mean they couldn’t/didn’t ever exist, right?

Since I’m still writing, maybe I’ll find a way to work a mention of this press release into the story. I do however love that mermaids are still such a part of of our popular mythos that an official agency actually needs to come out and deny their existence. Although I find the approach of the town in Israel offering a $1 million reward for proof of a mermaid to be much more fun.

More to come!

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  1. Pingback: Taking a splash « Erin Thedwall

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