A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a human female and the tail of a fish.  Mermaids Appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, Including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia. The first stories Appeared in ancient Assyria, in the goddess Atargatis roomates transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. Mermaids are sometimes associated with Perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks and drownings. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition), they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with Humans. WIkipedia saids.
Sunday evening's telecast of "Mermaids: The New Evidence" - a special that Examined the plausibility of the existence of the mythological creatures - drew 3.6 million viewers, an all-time record for the cable network.
"The phenomenon of 'Mermaids'has truly been a watershed - and a watercooler - moment for Animal Planet," network President Marjorie Kaplan said in a statement. Presumably with some degree of reluctance. "These extraordinary television specials have electrified, challenged and entertained online television audiences and fans alike. "
Mermaids: The Body Found aired on Animal Planet just last year (and also got record ratings.) So even if mermaids are not real (note: they're not), that does not mean they can not be interesting Dramatically. Vampires are over, sexy wolf-dudes had their time, and it does not seem that prediction angel is going to stick. It's peak time for mermaids to shine.