On July 4,2012 a beautiful Mermaid named Ally was spotted at Priest Point,Washington around 3:00pm.
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED:23:25 EST, 3 July 2012| UPDATED:02:16 EST, 4 July 2012
The question as to whether mermaids are real or not was recently put to rest as a U.S. scientific agency confirmed the sea creatures do not exist.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have confirmed that there is no evidence that the half-human, half-fish beings are a genuine living species.
The agency made a statement last week clarifying that the sea species is not real after they received a few calls following a fictional Animal Planet show called Mermaids: The Body Found that confused some viewers as fact.
Fiction: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have confirmed that there is no evidence that mermaids are real (file photo)
After the May airing of the fiction show, designed to have a format similar to a documentary, some viewers had called the NOAA to learn more about the creatures.
The agency released a statement under its Ocean Facts section putting the theories to rest.
Sorry Ariel: The agency clarified that mermaids don't exist after a fictional Animal Planet show, Mermaids: The Body Found, that confused some viewers (file photo)
The statement goes on to explain how 'magical female figures' were first found in cave paintings roughly 30,000 years ago.
The NOAA put together the statement through information already available to the public because the agency does not have a program dedicated to studying mermaids, spokeswoman Carol Kavanagh told the BBC.