Kudos, Discovery Channel. Despite the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) recent official statement that there is no evidence to support the existence of mermaids, you still managed to convince people that these mythical humanoid sea creatures are real.

A 2-hour sci-fi “documentary” special Mermaids: The Body Found premiered on Sunday, July 15 on the Discovery Channel, prompting a lot of confusion over the issue. Though a clear science fiction disclaimer was used, the program also purported to be “based on some real events.” Well maybe, JUST maybe, that’s why viewers misunderstood.

^A clip from the documentary-style ‘Mermaids: The Body Found’

So will you ever find a mermaid swimming around in the ocean? Probably not. Who knows? But one thing you will find is a bounty of delicious, healthy seafood options. Fish like salmon, tuna, and sardines have tons of omega-3’s (aka good fats), vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that provide valuable health benefits like improved immune system, eye and brain functioning, and concentration.

Looking for some simple, healthy fish recipes? Try out these Healthy Way to Cook favorites:

Baked Fish with Tomatoes
Grilled Tuna Salad Sandwiches with Habanero Mayonnaise
Citrus Jerk Grouper
Thai Inspired Whole Grilled Fish
Salmon Burgers
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Salad
Broiled Snapper with Cilantro Garlic Crust 

Breaking News: Mermaids Don't Exist After All
Mermaids don’t exist, says the NOAA


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What’s your opinion on the mermaid debate? Real? Not real? How about your opinion on the best seafood dish? Let’s chat!


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