It is quite hard to believe that a mysterious creature, half human and half fish, lives in the waters of the ocean, never resurfacing to face the world. Mermaids are peculiar to recognize as real creatures, but then coming to think of it, how did the idea of them even evolve? This is because there is evidence of the existence of mermaids as they are real and are present in the waters of the oceans and seas. Mermaids are present because there have been paintings in caves and stories told about them that do not seem to be all make-believe. The matter revolving mermaids have been probed much all evidence points to one conclusion: mermaids do exist!
Mythical stories revolving around the existence of creatures like giants, trolls, the loch ness monster and others exist as fairytales in the world of story books. Mermaids have become a legend as they are creatures that are still of much intrigue and fascination in the present world. Mermaids are not completely made up because it is reported that sailors in the olden days used to catch glimpses of mermaids in the sea while they would sail and they were so attracted to their sight that many of them would jump into the sea, trying to follow them. Legend also has it that mermaids were so beautiful and fascinating that they had the ability to hypnotize men (Before It’s News). Of course they are nothing like the cartoon characters made out of them as they are made for entertainment, but science has its own propositions, ones that seem to support the claim that mermaids are real.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the existence of mermaids has been confirmed and established. The NOAA affirms that mermaids are present in the waters of the world; in fact their numbers are growing with the passage of time. In a post published as ‘Ocean facts,’ the existence of mermaids has been proved as the “Conclusive Evidence of the Existence of Aquatic Humanoids” (NOAA). The report referred to the mermaids as magical females, who have been around some 30,000 years, are actually living and present in the waters of the ocean (Castro).
In another documentary, scientists revealed that there were peculiar bones found inside the body of a shark in South Africa. Much of the bones and structure resembled the human skeleton and the pelvis and even the skull, when reconstructed, resembled the human skull. However, the eyes were much bigger and moreover they found a long and huge dorsal fin extending from the skull to the tail (Lake). Theories do remain that mermaids evolved from apes and like humans they were moving about looking for survival (Lake). However they got stuck in the rocks near the waters, so they also survived by evolution and their legs took the shape of fish tails. As hard as it may seem to believe, it is still a plausible idea.
Conclusively, I can say that mermaids are real, and they exist. They have adapted to the waters of the oceans, and they live in peace. The reason why they are not so prominent on Earth might be their low population or habitat way under the sea. Yet, enough scientific data exists to convince humans that creatures like mermaids exist in the world.
Before It’s News. Mermaids do exist; here is the proof. 2014. Web. 18 April 2016.
Castro, Joseph. Are mermaids real? LiveScience. 2014. Web. 18 April 2016.
Lake, Frank. U.S confirms the existence of mermaids. Weekly World News. 2013. Web. 18 April,
NOAA. Are mermaids real? 2016. Web. 18 April 2016.