Mermaids do not exist, says NOAA

Mermaids do not exist, says NOAA

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Performers from the Weeki Wachee Mermaids from the U.S. swim amongst fish during a full dress rehearsal for their upcoming ballet, in the Ocean Reef Display at the Sea Life Aquarium in London, on May 14, 2010. The underwater synchronized aquabatics troupe are set to perform for the public this weekend. AFP PHOTO/ BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 4, 2012 at 7:05 AM

(CBS News) In sad news for land-starved sailors all across the seven seas, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a report stating that there are no such things as mermaids.

"No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found," the NOAA said in a statement. (Is "aquatic humanoids" the politically correct term?)

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