This article explains why the documentaries that animal plant have shown, are in fact dangerous and fake. "I say “fake documentaries” because that’s exactly what The Body Found and The New Evidence are. The “scientists” interviewed in the show are actors, and there’s a brief disclaimer during the end credits. However, the Twitter conversation surrounding the show (#Mermaids) reveals that many viewers are unaware that the show isn’t real." (David Shiffman). This comment shows that even Animal Planet has said in their disclaimer that they are not real and these stories are not true but so many people don't read the disclaimer so people believe what they see and believe it all because the documentary is shown to look real. this article also states the facts of why mermaids are not real and have no been seen to this day. Shiffman, David. “Why Animal Planet's Fake Documentaries About Mermaids Are Dangerous.” Slate Magazine, Slate, 30 May 2013,
In this article, evidence that mermaids could actually be real and living in the deep sea. "When it comes to mermaid history, there is historical evidence that mermaids are real. Before you doubt the evidence, keep in mind that more than 95% of the ocean has never been explored by humans. Could mermaids be hiding in the deep sea?" (Genevieve Carlton). This article as shows actual pictures of things from the beginning of time and describes when other people have claimed to see mermaids. Carlton, Genevieve. “Turns Out, Mermaids Might Have Actually Been Real.” Ranker, 31 July 2017
In this article, the MNN is interviewing Charlie Foley, creator, writer, and executive producer and senior vice president of development for Animal Planet. It describes his thoughts and reasons for the documentaries "Mermaids: The Body Found,” and “Mermaids: The New Evidence." It also gives his reason on why he believes mermaids are real and that the mayor of a "coastal town" in Israel has seen many mermaid sightings. "new and historical documentary evidence and even more incredible real-world phenomena and real-world people... The new special includes recently acquired footage that will be shown on television for the first time ever, which is nothing less than extraordinary." (Charlie Foley). In this comment it shows why Charlie Foley is fascinated in why mermaids do exist and why he believes his newest documentary could change even more people mind and believe that they do exist. Miller, Gerri. “Are Mermaids Real?” MNN - Mother Nature Network, Mother Nature Network, 31 May 2017.
These pictures and descriptions show and explain the life people believe mermaids have. it shows how they have been described to actually look and shows their bond with whales. It shows how mermaids were to become as well, showing the sandstone caves in Egypt with drawling of human creatures with tails (Animal Planet). Mermaid could have been living, just like dinosaurs, but because it was years ago and they live deep in the water, no body has really ever seen them. Planet, Animal. “Are Mermaids Real?” Animal Planet, 11 Nov. 2014,
The article explains that there has been no evidence of aquatic humanoids found. "But are mermaids real? 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." (NOAA). In making this comment, the NOAA shows that there have been many questions unanswered and still till this day, no mermaid or merman have ever been founded. NOAA. Historical Maps and Charts audio podcast. National Ocean Service website, https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/podcast/july17/nop08-historical-maps-charts.html, accessed on 8/13/17.
The article explains that people could be getting two different animals mixed up. The article states " Experts believe Columbus, Smith and other mermaid-spotting explorers really caught glimpses of human-sized marine mammals called manatees and dugongs." (live science). In making this comment, live science shows that it was true that people in the past have believed they've seen mermaids but they don't realize that it could have been a different underwater animals. Castro, Joseph. “Are Mermaids Real?” LIVE SCIENCE, Purch, 25 May 2014, 09:08am ET, www.livescience.com/45733-are-mermaids-real.html.