ZaGaffer, I realized that most of it was hypothetical when I watched it. Can you direct me to where you found out those NOAA scientists are proven to be actors? The guy that studies dolphin and whale communication? The weird recording was fake? And so on. Not busting balls, just curious about your source of information. It's pretty lame that they would portray any of that as fact, if it's all total bs. I'm far from believing anything I see on the stupid box. Apparently reputable scientists on a reputable channel, maybe.
Here's two quotes: As the crescendo to Monster Week, a weeklong network programming stunt airing from May 21 to May 28, Mermaids: The Body Found is a story about evolutionary possibility grounded in a radical scientific theory – the Aquatic Ape Theory, which claims that humans had an aquatic stage in our evolutionary past.
The film is science fiction, using science as a springboard into imagination and centering the story on the following real-world events:
•In the early 1990s, the US Navy began a series of covert sonar tests, which were linked to mass die-offs of whales, which washed up on beaches throughout the world. For years, the Navy denied they were responsible for these beachings.
•In 1997, scientists at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recorded a mysterious sound (called “The Bloop”) in the deep Pacific, which was thought to be organic in nature. It has never been identified.