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On The Road (Mermaids) #262406

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 07, 1979
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(Studio) Report on mermaids.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Blue Spring State Park, Florida) Florida's Blue Spring noted to be source of clear river where ancient mariners reported seeing mermaids. Details given about real sea animals known as mermaids, manatees or seacows. Film shown. courtesy Survival Anglia Limited Killing of manatees by boat propellers over last several years reported State's actions to protect and preserve manatees described. Perry Harper identification as information director of Florida department of resources and official manatee man. [HARPER - describes manatees. Comments on ancient mariners' mistaking manatees for mermaids.] Orlando's Sea World said to be caring for 3 sick or injured manatees. [Sea World curator Edward ASPER - responds to question with regard to mermaids.]
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

Kuralt, Charles;
Mudd, Roger

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