(SOS/ASAP/WTF) Less than ninety days after National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration report denied the existence of the mermish, news from Florida this week – MERMAIDS! At the Florida Aquarium.
Are they being held captive against their will? Or are they trying to raise public awareness about the existence of mermaids following NOAAs public campaign to deny their very existence.
The disturbing photos show three mermaids, who appear to be on leashes, performing in a tank at the Florida Aquarium for curious tourists who wave and take photos.
The mysterious mermaids, named Katie, Erin and Lauren are said to be human by day, mermaid by night. Their nights are spent in a tank mugging for curious tourists eager to catch a glimpse of their mermish activities, things like: swimming, sleeping, snoring, chatting, or weaving under the water.
The official story from the Florida Aquarium is that the mermish ladies asked to be permitted to perform. That the three mermaids are emissaries of their kind, hoping to raise public awareness about the ongoing existence and plight of the mermish after a controversial report from NOAA on July 3rd of this year denying the existence of mermaids.
But critics are urging the world to look beyond the bubbles to see the black leashes that tether the mermaids to their tanks at night.
“Don’t fall for their story! Mermaids don’t care about the NOAA report saying they don’t exist. They want us to think they exist. These mermaids were clearly ripped from their underwater homes and brought here in nets, just like the fish. Except that their nets were probably made of silver, not nylon,” one critic writes today.
Today with rescue efforts already under way, the question today is, do the mermaids want to be rescued or not?