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Animal Planet Mermaids

This Memorial Day Weekend Animal Planet revealed one of their installments of their first ever Monster Week which airs from May 21st, 2012 to May 28th, 2012. Mermaids: The Body Found started on Sunday May 27th from 9pm to 11pm ET/PT. The show airs again on Monday 28th, 2012 at 7pm – 8pm – 9pm EST/CST/PST.

Full Videos & Pictures of Mermaids Below

The Animal Planet mermaids are presented with a good dose of truth when two scientists are revealed in the show that claim they acquired physical remains of a mermaid that still hasn’t been explained. The scientific theories that are approached are how humans & primates could have similarities to mermaids in the ocean postulating that humans or primates themselves evolved out of the ocean. The theory in the Mermaid Body Found Documentary is called the aquatic ape theory.

Some potential items of interest from this theory are things that humans share with mermaids:

  • Webbing between fingers (other primates don’t have this)
  • Subcutaneous fat (insulating from cold water)
  • Control over breath (humans can hold breath up to 20 minutes, longer than any other terrestrial animal)
  • Loss of body hair (hair creates drag in water)
  • Instinctive ability to swim (human babies are able to do this)
  • A highly developed brain, which depends on nutrients provided by seafood

The Animal Planet Monster Week series dives into more facts and legend on why Mermaids could exist. Some tie ins relate back into old US Navy research studies doing sonar tests and potential mermaid call in the sea that was discovered by NOAA called, “The Bloop.” On the show you see interviews with people that claim they’ve found mermaids on the beach and have photos to prove it.

The show will be replayed on Monday 28th, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm ET/PT to close off the Monster Week extravaganza.

Preview Trailer of Animal Planet’s: Mermaids

Conspiracy theory or real life? Decide for yourself during the world premiere of Mermaids: The Body Found, Sunday May 27 at 9PM E/P.

Animal Planet Mermaids: The Body Found – Fishermen Catch Man In Nets

Fishermen in rough waters document a strange catch in the nets… something that looks like a man but doesn’t seem human. Tune in for the world premiere of Mermaids: The Body Found, Sunday May 27, at 9PM E/P.

Mermaids Documentary: Strange Body Found On The Beach Video

Strange footage shot by a young boy shows him and his friend examining the body of something that has washed up on shore. It comes alive and both boys flee… but what was it? Tune in for the world premiere of Mermaids: The Body Found, Sunday May …

Stolen Footage of Mermaids In Tank At US Naval Facility

Stolen footage of a science lab shows a large tank with something alive inside… and it is not a fish. Tune in for the world premiere of Mermaids: The Body Found, Sunday, May 27, at 9PM E/P.

Amazing enough in the video above of the Mermaids in a large fish tank at a US Naval facility has the video end with a URL: www.believeinmermaids.com. Going to that website reveals the website has been seized by the DOJ and Homeland Security Investigations unit. The site looks like this:

Mermaids Website Seized by DOJ & Homeland Security

However, with further investigation and by looking at the Source Code of the website in question we can see this is more of a publicity stunt done by Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. The website’s tagging and descriptions on the source code reveal that is more for entertainment than an actual Department of Homeland Security or DOJ confiscation of a website. Things like the title, “Mermaids are Real � Real Evidence from Dr. Paul Robertson, NOAA researcher” and the title of the main DOJ Image, “Mermaid Legends-Mermaid Sightings-water creature” and the alt text of the image, “Mermaid legend is true, and there is proof of real live mermaids” make you believe that this site was keyworded to go along with the Mermaid’s Body Found series on Animal Planet.

You can view an image of what the source code of the Believe in Mermaids website is below:

Believe in Mermaids Website Source Code

Just to clear up any mermaid conspiracy theories that the Homeland Department of Security, the DOJ and the US Navy are covering up real mermaids by shutting down a website that reveals the truth, we did some further digging. If the Source Code example above didn’t clear any doubt with you that the website is created by Discovery Channel and Animal Planet the Domain Registry or WHOIS registration of the website BelieveInMermaids.com will clear that up. Below is an image of the information in the WHOIS of Believe in Mermaids dot com.

You can clearly see the domain was registered on October 12th, 2011 through Melbourne IT, LTD. The organisation owner name and address is:

Discovery Communications, LLC
One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(240)662-7562

The DNS Servers read StableTransit.com which shows the website is ran on Rackspace

Here is a Screenshot of the actual WHOIS for BelieveInMermaids.com:

Believe In Mermaids WHOIS

Now if we’re being up front here, if Discovery Communications was really trying to pull a fast one on you they could have made the site more real. It’s obviously all in fun to get you excited about their Mermaid Series and spread chatter about Mermaid conspiracies. Discovery could have easily registered the domain as a private registration and made the source code look more realistic with actual DOJ & Homeland Security information there.

So enough about the Animal Planet Mermaid Documentary, there is a ton of crazy information on mermaids hiding all over the Internet. We’re going to share with you some of the craziest mermaid pictures you’ve ever seen. Attached to some of these pictures are tales of conspiracy and mystery that have spread around the world all over about mermaids lurking below our seas. Most people run into these mermaid creatures when they wash up on the beach.

Below we are are sharing with you other popular mermaid pictures and videos that have been shared and made famous through bizarre stories. After each photo we’ll provide links to more of the photos for you to dive into more mermaid research to discover whether you believe mermaids are real or not. Behold – mermaid pics galore:

The Teluk Bahang, Penang Malaysia Mermaid Found On Beach

On the northewest part of Penang Island in Malaysia is a fishing village that is called Teluk Bahang. There is a popular dam in the area called Teluk Bahang Dam and close next door is a popular luxury resort called Mutiara Beach Resort. It was in the Teluk Bahang fishing village that on the coast in the beach brush a mermaid was photographed and numerous pictures were taken.

Teluk Bahang Mermaid On Back

A website built on Google’s site builder released many of the pictures in series. This story goes back to August of 2006 when the photos started getting circulated to news outlets. A Chinese Newspaper ended up getting the Department of Fisheries contacted and they asked for the photos for further investigation. It email that went to the Chinese Newspaper was titled in the subject line, “Teluk Bahang Fisherman Found This! Newspaper Not Allowed To Publish?”

Sad enough, this mermaid fantasy seems to have been debunked by an eBay listing. At 40ana.blogspot.com they reveal that, “After searching through the internet, I found out that the pictures were actually from eBay. The seller in eBay claims that the creature was found in Fort Desoto Beach in Florida. The seller’s id is seamystery. The bid was closed on July 06. The circulation of the pictures in Malaysia only started in August. So this explains that the creature was never found in Teluk Bahang. However, the question still lies as in whether the creature is real or fake. The winning bidder is mysterymuseum. His feedback on eBay was “REAL GOLDEN Mermaid – A Million Dollar Attraction – MYSTERYMUSEUM.COM-A++++”” Thanks for busting that one Ana. Ebay has now pulled the auction since it was older than 90 days but if you keep looking you can find a lot of references to it. If you put the URL from the eBay auction into Google you’ll find all kinds of stories about this mystery mermaid, try this search.

Malaysia Mermaid Head Teeth

Teluk Bahang Mermaid Fin

Malaysia Mermaid Spine Head Fins

Teluk Bahang Mermaid Tail

Teluk Bahang Mermaid Laying On Beach

Archaeological Buried Mermaid Found In Dig Site?

At a website called PhotosFan.com they reveal a picture that shows a mermaid buried underground. It looks like an archaeological dig site and the picture is categorized under Archaeological Finds. There isn’t much information but the pictures are sourced from Damn Funny Pictures. We are still searching for more pictures & information on this buried mermaid, if you find any details on the story, let us know!

Buried Mermaid Body Found

Chennai Mermaid / Tsunami Mermaid / Marina Wash Up Mermaid

This mermaid has been used and abused since 2003 in stories, email chains and many different hoaxes. It remains to be proven whether this mermaid was real or not but About.com does a pretty good write-up on the source of the different stories of this mermaid.

The Chennai Mermaid Email Message Explaining the Photos:

A dead mermaid was washed onto a Chennai beach after the Dec 26 tsunami. True or false?

THE plight of desperate sailors must have been a terrible one. Legend has it that in the 17th and 18th centuries, seamen on long and treacherous voyages became so sex-starved that they started seeing beautiful half-human, half-fish creatures that beckoned amid the sea spray.

These mermaids or mermen – depending on their gender – were also documented by 17th century naturalists like Dutchman Georg Eberhard Rumphius in books like The Curiosity Cabinet Of Amboina.

Among his factual drawings of the flora and fauna of Indonesia – Rumphius’ pet region – was a comely mermaid who was said to have lived a few days in a tub of seawater, mewing like a kitten.

So, when a widely circulating e-mail titled ‘Mermaid Found in Marina Beach, Chennai’ arrived in LifeStyle’s inbox last week, we expected to see attached photos of a gorgeous, topless nymph – much like actress Daryl Hannah in the 1984 movie Splash – languishing on a sandy beach.

Instead, they showed a frightening, dessicated sea creature with a monkey-like head and fish-like body. Equally disturbing were its protruding ribs, scales, claws and very dry white hair.

‘Believe it or not,’ read the undated and unsigned text. ‘Below are pictures of a mermaid found at Marina Beach in Chennai, India, last Saturday. The body is preserved in the Egmore Museum under tight security.’

Chennai Mermaid From Tsunami

Mermaid Chennai Body

Mermaid Head With Hair India

Mermaid Ribcage Tsunami

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics of a Mermaid Next A Whale?

The Discovery Channel subsidiary Animal Planet has released some footage of potential cave drawings and paintings from Egypt that reveal mermaids swimming with whales or large ocean creatures. We can’t confirm whether these drawings are real or not but they look pretty interesting. The Egyptian cave drawings show a few mermaids sharing the waters with sea creatures in the deep. Does this show that even the ancients were sure that mermaids existed?

Egyptian Mermaid Paintings

Video of Mermaid Body Found On The Beach Dried Out

YouTube has it’s own crazy conspiracy videos. One of these was uploaded on September 5th, 2012 by a user named: bhatsumanth. The video is titled, “the most disturbing and shocking video THE REAL MERMAID BODY FOUND!!!! PARANORMAL” This video features a walk on the beach with a mermaid laying over some branches and debris on the beach laying in an upward position with flowing red hair. The red hair seems to throw this mermaid off as a true fake. However the body is pretty interesting looking and there is a tail fin that is dried up and pointing in the air. The video has garnered nearly 42,000 views on YouTube.

Mermaids Explained – footage from a dive in The Great Barrier Reef

A man claiming to have taken a dive cage down in The Great Barrier Reef and noticed what he had seen once he started watching the film. The man believes this was footage of mermaids swimming around him which you can see pretty clearly especially after 2:30 seconds. Some debate about whether the Mermaid was bending her knees while swimming have swirled around to spread confusion.

Did Russian fishermen catch a Mermaid? Was it an alien?

Village residents from the Rostov region of Russia caught a weird creature two weeks ago after a strong storm in the Sea of Azov. The shark-looking creature was producing strange squeaky sounds. The fishermen originally believed that they had caught an alien and decided to film the monster with the help of a cell phone camera. The footage clearly shows the creatures’ head, body and long tail. The bizarre catch was weighing almost 100 kilograms, the Komsomolskaya Pravda reports. It was on it’s way to becoming a Russian Mermaid with an alien influence.

However, ufologists and scientists were greatly disappointed when they found out that the fishermen had eaten the monster. They said that they were not scared of the creature so they decided to use it as food. One of the men said that it was the most delicious dishes he had ever eaten.

Chairman of the Anomalous Phenomena Service, Andrei Gorodovoi, stated that the creature, which he could see on the short video, was an anomalous being. However, it could hardly be described as an extraterrestrial form of life, he added. Gorodovoi rejected the version about mermaids too. “There are many legends about mermaids living in the Sea of Azov. Nevertheless, specialists of the Service for Anomalous Phenomena have never confirmed those fairytales. On the other hand, we do not deny the possibility of other forms of life in the Sea of Azov,” the ufologist said.

A spokesman for the Rostov-based zoo, Alexander Lipkovich, contacted local ichthyologists and asked their opinion about the Azov alien. “They said that the fish bears resemblance to a sturgeon. It was an extremely interesting individual. I have never seen anything like this before in my whole life,” the specialist said.

Real Mermaid that is shown in it’s shriveled form in full body view on video

Found in Indonesia after the tsunami 2004, 42 inches long.

Popular Comments on this video:
“Seriously that happens when you go tanning at the beach too many times!”
“I’d recommend less time in the microwave oven next time you cook seafood.”
“No creature has bone right behind their eyesockets, there would be no way for them to transmit information to the brain if their was(a.k.a. blind) and if it is blind there would be no reason for the development of eyesockets to begin with.”
“1. It’s a monkey torso sewn to a fish. Search PT Barnum or Feejee hoax. It’s an old fake.
2. Doesn’t go with any norms of evolution. It has hands to climb the trees or grab objects, and at the same time it needs to live in water. Total non-science”

SEA HUMANOIDS: Authentic proof or hoax???

WARNING: This video may be emotionally disturbing.
In normal conditions I would avoid to publish certain kind of movies, but I couldn’t leave this behind. Everybody knows that myths about sea humanoids, are very common in any part of the world, in any culture, varying in details about their physic structure. In most of cases the myths are about fish-like females aka mermaids, specially in open sea. However, in South American native cultures, there are many myths about dolphin-like male humanoids that live in the depth of Amazon river. It’s a very very spiky subject…

My curiosity about these creatures started after reading about an incident with Russian navy scuba divers in some lakes of Balkans: Mainly in Issik Kul and Baikal. In 1992, Mark Steynberg, a veteran of the Soviet war in Afghanistan and whistleblower, had claiming a team of elite scuba divers carried a secret mission in the Trans-Baikal and Siberian areas. They would have met a group of giant amphibian giant humanoids, wearing tight suits and funny helmets, but with no diving gear. They had membranes between the fingers.

It seems we have another intelligent humanoid species, living on Earth, besides mammal homo-sapiens, in different environments. This reminds me about the translations of Zecharia Sitchin, when he says that, according to Sumerians, the Anunnaki made several genetic experiments attempting to find the ideal intelligent human creature, to work in the mining. Just regarding they carried mining operations on the ground and underwater and possibly, they engineered many different species, besides apes, as amphibians, fishes, reptiles and other mammals.

After doing some researchers about water humanoids around the world, I found some stuffs from Japan. A very weird material based, supposedly leaked from Japanese government. I don’t know their origin, I can’t confirm if they are reliable, but some images you will see in this video, gave me some goosebumps. If you have some news about this material, plz bring it on.

Sources:
http://pinktentacle.com/tag/paranormal/
http://forgetomori.com/2007/criptozoology/ningen-a-bizarre-japanese-cryptid/

GE coordinates: 27°36’14.48”S, 15°29’21”E

Body Found on Beach | Mermaids – Released by Animal Planets TV

A boy and his friend examine the body of something on the shore.

58 Comments

58 Comments

  1. Mike

    June 9, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    For those who are believing that we know everything the world has can u please
    Care to explain where is the missing Malaysian jumbo jet mh370?

  2. Lazlo57

    February 11, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    So, do you eat them with tartar, cocktail sauce or drawn butter and lemon??

    Great gag, this one was.

  3. Shads

    September 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Because a person has not seen something mythical with their own eyes doesn’t mean its not real. Have u explored the oceans. Have u been in waters long enough to see the unkown to man eyes. I bet not. Unless u have evidence that doesnt exist one need have open mind. History of people In the past have recorded sightings not all cultures communicate but yet mention same mythical being. Some things are best left alone. No matter how magnificent can be. Perhaps the government knows and thought this so huge of discovery maybe just maybe for thier protection, they kept silence. Many believe in god but yet never saw em, but still believe. No matter what documentary is exposed. Fake or Real. The true fact if it all, theres something in the water and not ready for us to see.

    • Sotirov

      November 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      wtf? this is Jar Jar Binx!

  4. Darrell

    June 6, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Although it made a lot of sense, some parts seemed cheesy and fake. It’s puzzling to the mind to know whether to believe or not because we all want to be open minded in the end.

  5. Ally =]

    June 14, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I thought some of the theories made a lot of sense, The aquadic ape theory definitely made sense and the fact that the sounds are real is crazy too. The videos however, I felt were fake.. I’m not sure what I should beleive. I think the documentary may have been a way to leak out the fact that the government is using a sonar weopon so that people like ourselves object to the cruelty to marine life.

  6. Hampy

    June 8, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    WHY DID ANIMAL PLANET SHOW THIS!!!!!!!!!!! THE SHOW IS SOOOO FAKE!!!!!!! But it would be cool if mermaids where real.

  7. niya

    June 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    ok we have all the evidence needed why not share this with the world an confront the govenrment an ask why they make this secret.this is the reason we dont no about our past lives or history because we let them make it a secret this is crazy we need to start standing up for our selves an fight there power because i dont no about you guys but i want to no more no that th gov. keep the evidence…

  8. jill

    June 1, 2012 at 12:19 am

    wow that was cheezy poorly done special effects… if the scienctist for that body in a shark and were studing it unless they published a journal or something i doubt the government would have know all about it like they did because of they did they would have confiscated it sooner. and if you found a mermaid dont cha think you would have taken a pix and mailed to the usa, emailed it anything?? the guy who came to see it and the skull reconfigurer anyone someone would have had a pix.. really.. so fake its retarted…. and the drawings from the middle ages had a circle around the hand used for proportions if there was a hand to trace they would have traced it that circle wouldnt have been there. and the sea creatures that we are just finding now live in deep ocean miles down.. if the mermaid had a spleen with 20 mins max for air underwater they would have to surface to breath, yet so one saw them? shit dolphins and whales and seals surface to breath so we havepix of them why not the mermaids?

  9. Hannah A C

    May 31, 2012 at 8:54 am

  10. Annie

    May 30, 2012 at 2:32 am

    All credibility flew out the window when: the fourth clip up from the bottom was a #*!!? guitarfish, and a few above that the “creative taxidermy” that was debunked like 50 years ago or something….rubbish

  11. Jess

    May 29, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I was thinking along the same line. The Navy might not have been “testing” they could have been trying to catch something very elusive on purpose. I would think, that the Navy would know how much marine life would be effected by thier “test”. All I know is that none of this seems to be adding up.. Animal Planet should be ashamed of themselves and our Goverment definitely has thier fingerprints all over whatever is going on here. Wether it be Merepeople or something more alien…

  12. tilp

    May 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    This was the worst “documentary” I’ve ever seen. Within the first minute of it I could tell everything was fake… The “scientists” don’t even exist if you try to google them, and in the credits it says “similarities in names are purely coincidental” meaning they were just trying to make the people seem real. Also, one of the scientists is an actor from District 9…. How pathetic… and come on, those videos?? FAKEEEE… ugh I couldn’t even watch the whole thing cuz it was so horribily done. The “scientists” were horrible actors too, just the way they talked, you could tell they weren’t being sincere. Worst thing I’ve ever seen seriously. I do believe it is possible that there are mermaids/other unknown creatures under the sea, but if someone who does not have an open mind watches this documentary I think they’ll automatically dismiss that possibility because everything seemed so damn fake. Also the “bloop” thing was real, BUT it was only heard in 1997, and they didn’t hear it again after that year unlike the movie says. You guys need to grow some brains and research things before believing a stupid documentary… you don’t even NEED to research it actually.. it was so damn fake that if you believe it I feel sorry for you because you must be a gullible, uneducated idiot.

  13. Daniel

    May 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    OK. No doubt the show was a fake. But saying that some other species of mammals has not or does not exist is insane. They are still discovering new species constantly, almost daily. What about the arsenic based life form recently discovered by NASA. Here’s a life form with a DNA base like no other life form in the world. Could this be from somewhere else? Being the planet has more water face than land, there has to be life forms we dont know about. Birds did not start out flying, we know that for a fact. There could be a mammal out there that has not completely lost its limbs. It’s just we’re it’s at on an evolutionary scale. No doubt, we’re the smartest on the plant, but there is other stuff out there. Some things don’t care if there found, others are hiding and they will take more time to find, but we’ll find them, and sooner or later others will find us, because we want to be found.

  14. Emily

    May 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I really enjoyed watching the special on AP. Weather they are just giving their opinions or not it was interesting! I believe that the body they found in the shark and the sounds (the bloop) are all real. Especially about the human made swords/daggers made from bones etc. sticking in sharks or other big fish that could be a danger for them. I would just like to know if there are other people out there that have had sightings or how many people have found the swords in fish. If they do migrate with whales then I wonder if the Whale Wars people have seen them, or people that go on whale watching tours, or scientists that study whales have seen anything weird! I do think most if not all of these pics/videos are fakes but the first one with the one with the crazy teeth that one looks like it could be real. Look at some of the CRAZY looking fish they have found in the extreme depths of the ocean they have crazy looking teeth, bodies, heads etc. I dont know but I went from thinking mermaids were a total myth or legend to thinking that there is a good chance they exsist.

    • Robert

      June 1, 2012 at 12:42 am

      Weather they??? You mean whether they.
      This show is ridiculously fake, and I think Animal Planet should be ashamed of themselves for showing garbage like this nonsense about creatures that don’t exist, except for the wild imagination of some very lonely fishermen.

  15. Jared

    May 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I find it interesting. Science has become such a bore, as of late. We are so wrapped up in our limited knowledge of this planet, that it has become impossible to open our minds anymore. As someone above stated, the science community thought the existence of giant squids was absurd. Well, turns out they do exist. I mean, do you honestly believe they discovered the deepest part of the ocean? Heck, no. There is so much about the human body we still can’t understand. I’m just saying, even if the existence of something of this nature is false, why can’t we still free our minds to a possibility of it?

  16. Polly

    May 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I found the show intriguing and thought-provoking, but the altered video from the boys’ phone ruined it – along with the precisely-timed pan of the camera back to the glass just before the “hand” surfaced.

    At about 24 seconds into the supposed phone video, you can clearly see a hesitation and then the “camera” starts again. From this point on, the birds hover in the same spot while the “rest of the video” is apparently doctored up for effect.

    I was trying to notice whether the boys’ clothing or haircuts were popular for the time frame this was “filmed”. All I noticed is that both of their tennis shoes looked brand new and not even the laces were dirty at all. I know my boys never keep their shoes that clean. As they “ran away”, the camera focus should have been a blur of the ground to his side as he swung his arms back and forth while running, rather than positioned straight over his shoes.

    The fact that the boy nearest the “creature” didn’t jump back, scream or react really at all was so unrealistic. When the thing moved, the boy holding the camera moved – swinging the focus back and forth. If it were me holding the camera I’d be saying “LOOK OUT! Oh SH*T!” and probably lower the phone for a second (rather than to the side), move away and try to re-focus on the thing from a distance while moving further away if it seemed to be “mobile”.

    The creatures’ head was probably about the exact size of a grown man’s head – when compared to the kid right next to it – why would a “sea ape” necessarily have almost exactly the same skull dimensions as a grown human male?

    Anyway, I still find the possibilities interesting. With all the ancient drawings and stories from all over the globe, one is inclined to wonder. I have to admit, also, that it hadn’t occurred to me that the “seizure by the DOJ and Homeland Security” was faked for publicity. On second thought, IF the DOJ took a site down, they would probably NOT draw attention to that fact…it would just no longer “be there”…sort of like the evidence of aliens and Jimmy Hoffa.

  17. Bren

    May 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Discovery Channel LLC??? They are a publicly traded corporation not an LLC… Who knows just thought that was a glaring contradiction…

  18. Bob

    May 29, 2012 at 10:11 am

    In the first set of pics, that critter looks real but the “mermaid” looks nothin like wat it should….. The buck teeth? Big chompers are mainly used to bite stuff and brake it. But if the “mermaid” has hands why would need the buck dull lookin teeth. There not even pointed or sharp for tearing of meat. And the ear thingys, wat up with those? How many marine animals do you see have those. It just makes no sense. Oohh and I forgot that the eyes are open in one photo and closed in the others. (creepy if reel) 

    How and why would a giant humanoid live in the ocean? Why such a big creature? What does it eat? Whales?  How how would it stay hiddin if it eats whales (usooming that they do…)? It would have to migrate with them and be adapted for to do that..

    The fish found in Russia looks like it feeds from above like a hammerhead but swims like a eel. Not to mention that it looks nothin like a humanoid at all. Humans have hands and arms. The way that it looks is weird to because it looks oily but it’s green so it probably lives in a green environment. 

    The hair on the “mermaids” makes no sense either…. Why would a creature of the sea have hair only on its head? (again asoomin that the creature is a marine mammal) the monky lookin thing is too extreme and carontede a fake. With the monky features and such. What the hell is goin on??

    The comment bout the UFO thing is most likely off to because with the sonar that is being used would detect something like that. (it would most likely be something hard and thick to embrace the high pressure of the ocean. 

  19. Sheredin

    May 29, 2012 at 9:51 am

    The sound that they recorded is real, I don’t know about the rest of it but the sound itself is a real thing. Years ago I was reading an article about the greatest scientific finds, and I recall reading something about a vocalization that came from the deep ocean that was unlike anything ever heard before. It was louder, and more complex than anything in the history of the animal kingdom. At the time, my friend and I joked about Godzilla lol.

    So the sound they recorded has been recorded only twice in human history, think what you like about the theories or the fake videos, but they had pieces of real science in here. Ive never been a mermaid lover, honestly I keep holding out for dragons, but if there is any place on earth that could contain something of that magnitude it would be the ocean.

  20. King Neptune

    May 29, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Kill The non believers! F*** YOU SARAH!

    • Ms. Neptune

      May 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

      NO kill all believers!! U d*** waud. were real. i”m 185 yrs old

    • King Neptune

      May 29, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Go make me my sea biscut woMAN.

    • noel

      March 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      ya kill all non belevers i ‘m a little girl i ‘m only 10 and i know that nobody has found a mermaid b/c they hid from humens b/c they get very sceared that we will kill them so mermaids just hid but that dosent mean they are not real just believe the unknown cus just cus u havent seen 1 dosent mean they arnt real

  21. jeremy

    May 29, 2012 at 8:23 am

    people have to stop thinking the earth is flat ….to think we are the only ones and that we have found all that is to be found is a joke !! science is for the unknown and to find the things we haven’t yet found….the men and woman of science today make me sick because 90% of them think we have found all that is to be and cant stop thinking inside the box ! like i have said , people at one point thought the world was flat and that earth was the center of all that is !! if you are in science and cant stop thinking this way you need to find a new line of work because you are doing nothing but holding us back and stopping the world from moving ahead !! we ALL have to stop thinking like adults and start thinking like children !! stop holding us back !!

  22. Jessica

    May 29, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I believe anything is possible though some things are less probable than others. I do think most of the evidence here looks fake b/c of basic design flaws. The fish tale of the first is sideways, the hair on another… I did watch the Animal Planet special which does have a lot of information I would like to more. I find it interesting that it did not mention another theory of the aquatic ape genre that gestational evidence suggests that humanoids evolved from the sea to land…not from sea to land and then back to sea like whales. In otherwords hhumanoid evolution began in the sea and then evolved onto land…keeping relic sea-dwelling chracteristics – and using the evidence advanced by the other theory but also that humans have gills and tails while in the womb, which is true. Oh well…if they do exhist I hope they stay hidden for their own sakes.

  23. mp

    May 29, 2012 at 3:07 am

    I am not going to dismiss the existence of mermaids because I do believe that there are several things we do not know about our own planet and haven’t seen. However, I will say that the videos that are posted on this website are fabricated. They are most definitely fake. The video of the two boys, you can clearly see that the birds in the background scatter in the first scene, and then once the video starts getting some static interference, the birds stay in one position just flapping their wings. Also, the boys do not scream once the creature awakens (which by the way looks CGI). The video of the mermaid in the fish tank, you can tell the camera man anticipated that hand hitting the glass, he moves back at the exact same time it does. The video of the fisherman that caught a mermaid in the net, you can see the movements of the net are a bit unnatural, and the fishermen didn’t have much of a shocking reaction. The pictures of the mermaid found on the beach after the tidal wave, well you have to study that anatomy of this creature. It has a dorsal fin on one side of its tail. Dorsal fins are on the back of fish in the middle, not side. Also, you can tell that in the middle of the tail, there are what looks like knees sticking out. This particular incident is fake, the “mermaid” is clearly a hoax, someone skinned a fish and stuffed the bottom half of this creature that they made inside of the tail. The picture of the mermaid on top of a car, you can see that the tail part of this mermaid is skinnier in comparison to the rib cage. Anatomically speaking, that would be incorrect and out of proportion. Once again, it looks like someone put two different pieces together. The video of the dried mermaid on the beach, that, as well is fake. If you look at the hair line when he moves the camera to her face, you can tell it is a wig. If that was real, the body along with the hair would be far more decayed than that. There would have been birds eating at it. Also, once again, it looks like this creature has knees which wouldn’t be possible because marine animals do not have that kind of bend in their tail. The video of the full body view of a mermaid, toward the hip area, notice that it has legs that they bonded together to make a tail, you can see the thigh bones sticking out the sides all the way down to the knees. The texture and color is not that same as the rest of the body. This looks like a regular skeleton that the hoaxer added features to in order to make it look like a mermaid. The video of sea humanoids is just plain dumb. All the videos that captured living mermaids, they always have a static interference with makes the credibility of the video unreliable. The sketchiness of it leads me to believe it was edited. Once again, I don’t dismiss the myth of mermaids, I just don’t agree with these videos and pictures. Always examine videos and pictures closely before believing in them.

  24. Elizabeth

    May 29, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Ok, so the boys’ video was obviously fake and made for tv. If u listened to the show, the Navy had to convince the boys what they saw was a badly decomposed seal when the boys kept sticking to their story. Why were the samples the scientists had confiscated by the government to then b destroyed because they were contaminated with human DNA? I truly believe our government would cover anything up they didn’t want the public to know about. They need to stop their sonar testing if its killing sea mammals. Scientists believed how many different species were extinct, only to find them still living in our oceans. They’re still finding new species all the time. What about the “bloop” that was heard and the spears already found in fish? I believe its plausible that mermaids could exist. Heaven help them if they’re ever discovered!

  25. Matt

    May 29, 2012 at 2:25 am

    If you looked at the Guide/Show Description of the show on AP it clearly stated the genre as “Science Fiction”. ‘Nuff said.

    • Sharon

      May 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Well yeah it said science fiction, everything we watch and hear is strictly monitored, its called censoring look it ;up. if you dont believe that there are other being similar to us in many ways then that only shows how simple we as humans still are early on i our own evolution, but do not chastise those of us who arent foolish or vain enough to think that “We” humans are the only intelligent forms of life on our planet or in our universe, let me guess you dont believe in Aliens either!! NUFF said!

  26. Eronias

    May 29, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I totally Agree with Richard, Thanks so much for thinking the same exact way I did after I watched this Show. I too can’t believe that Animal Planet aired this Crap, you guys should be ashamed for leading people to believe that this was an Authentic Show. These people DO NOT have my sympathy. I was somewhat excited to watch this show, hoping to expand my education aside from the history and origin of the so called “Mermaid”. I have a very open mind and believe that every living creature (be it human, spider, or other), we are all living and have a soul, and all have just as much right to live and be treated fairly in this world. However after watching this crap, which at first, had my open mind AND full attention, ended up letting me down. Especially on it’s authenticity!

    I feel as if I just waisted an hour of my time being lied to and fed B.S. on the whole mermaid theory. All the video footage is OBVIOUSLY fake, and all the so called “Dr’s.” just seem to stumble on their words throughout the whole show making it seem like these event’s actually happened to them and they endured so much. I beg to differ. The Whale Wars protectors risk their lives everyday for a good cause and I thank them.

    However, These selfish people in “Mermaids” used people’s “Open-minds” as a way to push their own “Interpretation” as to what is really going on in the world and their own Opinion’s on Mermaids. From How the Mermaids raise their young and how they look, etc. It’s just someone’s “Idea” of what they think Mermaids look like and how they would live. Where is the real and actual proof? Other than some people’s random opinion’s and fake A$$ documentation….

    Also, why have we not found ANY remnants of Mermaid carcasses by now? They may be one of the smartest creatures in the world, but that doesn’t mean that they are protected by life itself and natural disasters. We would have seen REAL evidence by now. Common sense here. I still hope and believe that Mermaids do exist. And I also believe that our Govt does go out of their way to Hide certain things from the public, but this Video is total B.S.

    Ijs… 🙂

  27. human

    May 29, 2012 at 1:32 am

    so i noticed in the video of the boys finding the mermaid on the beach here that at the point where they are about to walk up and poke the mermaid in the upper left corner of the screen the birds stop moving the wings still flap and all but they stay in the same place and if you watch the end credits and look up the movie up on widepedia you will see that this is a mockumentary which is just made to open peoples mind to the aquatic ape theory when it comes to evolution it is a possiblility that mermaids could have possibly exsisted but there is not enough evidence to prove such im not saying im an expert or anything but i did want to be a mariene biologist and have taken an anthropology class so all in all the theory of aquatic ape is valid but the proof of actual mermaids lacks and many pictures toward the end of this page have been proven as fakes and as i am one of those people who is on the side of science i will believe it is a possiblility but until there is solid evidence and proof that these creatures exsist i must say no they do not

    • mp

      May 29, 2012 at 2:02 am

      I noticed that too, the birds remaining in one position. I also noticed about that video that the boys did not scream when this thing reached up and grabbed him. That’s how I knew it was fake when I saw it on animal planet.

  28. web finger

    May 29, 2012 at 1:16 am

    If mermaid not real…. then why is it told by different culture? Obviously it it was seen by our ancester.

  29. Tamara

    May 29, 2012 at 1:00 am

    This is totally possible!!! You really have to keep a open mind when it comes to stuff like this. When you break it down and think about it we have only explored 5% of Earth’s water we know more about outer space then we do about our own oceans. For some people this could be very hard to believe but if you just open your mind to the possibility of something strange and unique actually “being” the thought of it wouldn’t seem so far fetch.

  30. Richard

    May 29, 2012 at 12:46 am

    I can hardly believe that Animal Planet duped me so badly through the whole show until the last few minutes when the “clearly” fake video of the boys on the beach was shown. I had an open mind all along, until then. But take for examples how the old video phone had such great and easily operated zoom, and how when they boy was running away the phone was fixed so perfectly on his running feet! Who can run being so scared while holding a video phone perfectly on his running feet?! Think about odd it would look to see anyone run while moving only one arm in a running motion. 🙂 And I’m no video expert but when the mermaid raised up, it looked superimposed. Animal Planet should be ashamed!!!

    • Lyle

      May 29, 2012 at 12:53 am

      You know what you serious have a good point. I never thought about the way the camera reacts. When I was watching the show I did notice really opportune camera shots that seemed to be perfect and would be hard to catch if you were running around bonkers after seeing a real mermaid. I’ve been in heart stopping situations and I couldn’t keep a focus on anything important, including my feet while running.

    • Morgan

      May 29, 2012 at 1:05 am

      I thought the kid’s video was fake also. What kid doesn’t yell or make some sort of sound when he finds a bunch of dead animals (whales). And if he finds some sort of strange dead thing start asking his friend questions like “What is it….or ewwww gross”. The video was too quiet. It reminded me of the Area 51 autopsy on the alien film. Interesting theory and very entertaining, but doubtful.

  31. Jenny

    May 29, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I Can show you the world was from alladin…but I do know I e always felt at home ” under the sea” and wondered why

  32. Chet

    May 29, 2012 at 12:31 am

    You guys were listed on GodLikeProductions for revealing that the DOJ & Homeland Security takedown was fake. You can check it out here, nice job: http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1882456/pg1

  33. Poopy Poo

    May 29, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Fake as f**k

  34. Poopy Poo

    May 29, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Fake as hell;|
    Eat poo

  35. Mike

    May 28, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    If they are real and ever existed and are related to humans, I think logic would lead me to believe they would breath air (being man-like) and would need a blowhole on the top back of the head which would lead me to believe there would be no nose on the front of the face. Just sayin..

    • neva

      June 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      When amazing things have been learned about our planet Earth and ALL that dwells within it was more than likely not based on logical thinking. With logic humans find explainable reasons for what they see.With an open mind many creatures have been found to really exist. I am sure medical miracles would not exist. If you believe in God then ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. Who is to say if complicated humans have been created then so could any species exist. Just sayin 🙂

  36. Kathy

    May 28, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Aquatic ape theory is interesting but I doubt if there is such a creature. If so, it would have long been discovered. The show was a lovely fairytale.

    I still wonder why dolphins and whales do not harm humans.

    • Morgan

      May 29, 2012 at 1:09 am

      They don’t need to. We aren’t a food source. But they have every right to harm us given how horrific we treat them. Maybe they are just more spiritually evolved than humans.

  37. Silver T. Rader

    May 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Only saw bits and parts of the show. It sure adds some interesting thoughts. For thousands of years sailors claimed giant squid attacked ships. But, experts claimed everything from myth to mass hysteria. Bottom line, there was no way they could exist. Recently, giant squid were discovered, validated and found to exist in huge quantities. If you claimed to think they existed not that many generations ago, you might be put away.
    O.K. so mermaids are not like the Disney version. Will Animal Planet spark an interest in some discovery? How about AP create a drop box for people to submit sightings, photos and other information?

  38. drewkal

    May 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    This is the most absurd notion ever aired on our airwaves. It doesn’t make even believable fiction, much less fact. Who wasted the $$$ to put this scam together! Anyone who believes any iota of this to be based on truth is gullible to the point of absurdity… THINK, PEOPLE!

    • Silver T. Rader

      May 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      That is exactly what learned, thinking men said about giant squid! That it was a scam or insanity. Same with the old fish that went away a billion years ago. The Komodo Dragon was a pure scam, could not have existed. All life came from the sun, until the underwater vents were found with life.
      While the AP was not absolute proof for many, it does bring up that the ocean is one really large and wonderful place.

  39. Theresa

    May 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I thought this Mermaid special was incredibly interesting and has opened my eyes to think more openly about what is out there. Some of these are fake but some I am not sure about at all. There is one or two that I feel like are real and there is some type of cover up going on.

  40. S

    May 28, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Daniel Vargo has a good point and theory here.

  41. Ghengis

    May 28, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Tell me why all of the mermaids look so differently? I wish they were real. I do wonder if they would show up on a Japanese menu somewhere, however…

    • Debra rincon lopez

      May 28, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Didn’t you keep watching the whole show on ANIMAL PLANET, the boys that took a real photograph of a live mermaid. The GOVt. took the live animal to some tank until it DIED in 2007. I feel so bad that they couldn’t live on earth because of men who want to make money. God will stop them soon, I PRAY.

  42. Donnie

    May 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    If all mermaids were like Ariel I’d be happy. I’d live in a little family of mermaids. “I can show you the world.”

    • ab

      May 28, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      Ha ha that’s Aladdin’s song! Though if you lived with mermaids, you could be “part of (that) world”

  43. Daniel Vargo

    May 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    This could be an alien, why UFOs go under water and why w

    e don’t see them on planets,be cause they live under water.

  44. Sarah

    May 28, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    So incredibly fake. How is Animal Planet even showing this? Paranormal Activity was much more believable.

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Facial Recognition To Be Used In Panda Conservation

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A group of researchers in China have develop an app to track pandas using facial recognition technology.
There are currently 67 panda nature reserves in China, an increase of 27 since the last report. Photo: WWF Website

While facial recognition technology is widely frowned upon when used against humans, it could be an ally for conservators of giant pandas in China.

A group of researchers from the China Conservation and Research Centre for Giant Pandas have developed an app that could recognize individual pandas using facial recognition technology. The app will draw from more than 120,000 images and video clips of giant pandas to identify the animals that are living in the wild.

According to a census conducted last 2004 by the Chinese government, there are approximately 1,864 pandas live in the wild. That’s a 16.8% increase since the last survey released in 2003. The country has taken a proactive role in conservation efforts, announcing last year that it would build a 10,476-square-mile panda reserve called the Giant Panda National Park at the cost of at least 10 billion yuan ($1.45 billion).

“The latest rise in the estimate is particularly encouraging, as the 2004 increase was in large part down to researchers using better techniques and surveying a wider area. The new figures show that the hard work of the Chinese government, local communities, nature reserve staff, and WWF is paying off,” wrote WWF.

Camera traps in China have captured images and video footage of giant pandas that are often difficult to see in the wild. The photographs and video are some of the most amazing photos ever of pandas and other species in their remote habitat, which were caught on film as part of long-term wildlife monitoring projects set up in panda nature reserves by the Chinese government and WWF.

Camera trap footage of a Giant Panda scenting a tree is marking his territory to attract female pandas. © Anzihe Nature Reserve

“These photos offer a fascinating glimpse into the lives of giant pandas, as well as other animals, which are difficult to see in the wild,” says Dr. Sybille Klenzendorf, managing director of WWF’s species program. “They demonstrate that by saving the iconic giant panda, we secure a vibrant future for other incredible wildlife, wild places, and people – it’s the best kind of win-win proposition.”

The development of the new facial recognition app will presumably help conservationist monitor their programs by keeping track of how many pandas are left. It will also provide significant insight regarding the breeding program that conservationist has been implementing to encourage an increase in the panda population.

“he app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distribution, ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to track,” Chen Peng, a researcher at the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas, said.

This is not the first time that facial recognition technology has been used against animals. According to several reports, facial technology has been used in Italy as part of an app that can match photos of lost pets from those that are in shelters and to determine a cat apart from other feline species.

Nonetheless, the use of facial technology in China is a complicated issue. Many nations have been vocal in their accusations that the Chinese government and Xi Jinping is using the technology against people’s consent for the government to spy on its citizens.

Meanwhile, facial recognition technology is also something frowned upon in Western governments. Last week, San Francisco, one of the technology capitals of the world, has voted to ban the police and city agencies from using facial recognition technologies against their people. The groundbreaking vote aims to become a model in other city and states as San Francisco recognizes the harms that an unregulated technology can have over people’s privacy.

The science and tech community has not failed to become wary over facial recognition technology and has urged companies to stop selling their versions of the technology to law enforcement agencies. Recently, a study from the Georgetown Law School has revealed that police have been feeding images of celebrities and composite and computer-generated suspect sketches to the facial recognition system to generate possible matches.

While using the technology on animals does not necessarily have direct harms, many experts have argued that governments can use the camera set up for animal facial recognition systems against humans and could be exploited. Nevertheless, the possible use of facial recognition by conservators might be the hope of the giant panda population.

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Warming Oceans Threaten Global Fisheries, Study Reveals

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Our fisheries are facing the consequences of global warming through warming oceans

People have depended on fish and other seafood for sustenance since the prehistoric people learned how to fish. Early civilizations are built in river banks and coastal regions because fishing is much sustainable the hunting. However, as society progress, the more than fishes and other marine animals become at risk. Thanks to climate change.

This reality was revealed by the extensive analysis of recent trends in marine biodiversity. The increasing temperatures in seas have reduced the productivity of some fisheries by 15% to 35% over the last eight decades, although there are fish species that are thriving in warm waters.

According to the study, the net effect is that the world’s oceans cannot produce as much sustainable seafood as before. It also warns that the situation is likely to worsen as the problem is quickly accelerating in the oceans.

However, the study also suggests that well-managed fisheries are thriving and have become more resilient to the rising water temperature, says Rainer Froese, a marine ecologist with the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany, who was not involved in the work. “We have to stop overfishing to let the gene pool survive, so that [the fish] can adapt to climate change,” he says. “We have to give them a break.”

As cold-blooded animals, fish mirror the temperature of the water they swim in. When the water gets too warm, the enzymes they use for digestion and other functions are less efficient, impairing growth and reproduction. Also, warm water contains less oxygen, a further stressor.

Despite these well-known problems, only a few scientists have looked into the impact of climate change on the world’s oceans in terms of fishery production.
Chris Free, a fisheries scientist, dove into the topic for his dissertation at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He created a computer model of the way fish populations respond to temperature, relying on a large database of scientific assessments of stocks that represent roughly a third of the fish caught around the world. Free, now a postdoc at the University of California, Santa Barbara, looked for patterns of how these stocks had responded to changes in sea surface temperature.

“Managing a stock of fish, in simple terms, is like withdrawing cash from a bank account that earns interest. Each year, a certain amount can be caught by fishing boats without depleting the stock—that portion is known as the maximum sustainable yield. A more productive fishery—where the water temperature is optimal and food plentiful, for example—is like a bank account with a higher interest rate, which means more fish can be sustainably caught.” said Erik Stokstad in an article published in ScienceMag.

The study of Free and his colleagues revealed that: “Out of 235 stocks, Free and his colleagues found a few winners. Nine stocks had become on average 4% more productive. These stocks are in places where rising temperatures have made too-cold water more suitable for fish, such as far north and south of the equator. Off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, for example, the maximum sustainable yield has increased by 14% since 1930. And fishing there could get even better. According to the new research, the productivity of Greenland halibut will increase 51% with each degree Celsius of warming. That’s like getting a big, fat boost to the interest rate on your saving account.”

“This local good news is outweighed by 19 stocks elsewhere that are on average 8% less productive than before. Many of these are around northern Europe and Japan, and they will likely continue to decline as their environment continues to heat up. Boats chasing Atlantic cod in the Irish Sea face a particularly grim future: The maximum sustainable yield of this stock will shrink by 54% for each additional degree of warming, the team reports today in Science.”

According to Free, the overall decline will most likely to steepen. Since 1930, average sea surface temperatures have risen by about 0.5°C. By the end of this century, more than three times that amount of warming will likely happen, and marine heat waves will become more frequent. Although temperatures will become more favorable to fish in higher latitude waters, “those benefits can’t last forever,” Free says. “There probably is a tipping point.”

Fishes, however, are not the only animals that are being threatened by climate change. Scientists have also said that because of a killer fungi, frogs are starting to become extinct. The rapid increase in rainforest temperature even more empowered the killer fungi. Insects are also in fast decline due to climate change. This serves as a scary reminder of the future we reap if we continue our path to unsustainable tomorrow.

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11-Meter-Long Dead Whale Found In Brazilian Jungle

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11-Meter-Long Dead Whale Found In Brazilian Jungle

On February 22, an 11-meter-long and 6-meters wide humpback whale was found dead in the middle of the undergrowth of the forest of Pará, a Brazilian municipality located on the island of Marajó, at the mouth of the Amazon River.

Yes, a whale was found in the jungle, away from its natural habitat.

The discovery of the dead whale caused the Municipal Secretariat of Health, Sanitation, and Environment to launch an investigation to determine why the marine animal was found in an ecosystem away from its own and in the winter season.

The colossal animal reportedly had no visible wounds and biologists Bicho D’agua, a marine protection NGO, said that an autopsy is required to determine the cause of death.

Humpback whales are fed seasonally; it is possible that not finding food will migrate to the beach and swallowing large amounts of water will suffocate with plastics , being later his body pushed by the waves of the sea into the jungle.

“We only found the whale because of the presence of scavenging birds of prey,” said Dirlene Silva from the Department of Health, Sanitation, and Environment.

‘The vultures were spotted circling above the carcass which was found hidden in the bush some distance from the sea.’ 

A team of ten biologists struggled to reach the body of the whale at the first attempt and were only able to reach it at the second try.

Biologists from the Bicho D’agua Institute have been called in to collect forensic samples to determine the cause of death. 

The gigantic animal was believed to be already dead when it was carried by the waves to the jungle.

‘Along with this astonishing feat, we are baffled as to what a humpback whale is doing on the north coast of Brazil during February because this is a very unusual occurrence.’ the team announced.

According to the expert, humpback whales are typically seen in Bahia on the northeast coast between August to November. 

‘We are collecting as much information as we can get and identifying marks and wounds on its body to see if it was caught in a net or hit by a boat.’

For now, there are no plans to remove the hulk due to the size, weight, and location. Instead, researchers intend to bury much of carcass, and the skeleton will be sent to the Goeldi Natural History Museum in Belem for future studies. /apr

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