We know what the Bloop is and it’s not mermaids

Are we really doing this again? Already?

Yes, Animal Planet apparently just re-aired the pair of fake mermaid documentaries. Judging by the search terms coming in, people still have the same questions: “Is Mermaids: the New Evidence Fake?” – YES; “Is Paul Robertson a real marine biologist – NO; and finally, a question that is actually interesting, “What is the Bloop?”

This is the Bloop. Courtesy NOAA.

One of the annoying “facts” that is constantly repeated in this documentary is that the Bloop, an ultra low pitched sound recorded in 1997, is massive, weird, and completely unknown. The sound you hear in the fake documentary is sped up 16 times faster than the actual recording. The real sound is much longer and much lower. Unfortunately for the producers of Mermaids: The Body Found and Mermaids: The New Evidence, we actually do know what the Bloop is and it is not a mermaid.

The Bloop is an icequake. 

Icequakes are caused by massive chunks of glacier or ice shelf calving off into the ocean.

Icequakes are awesome.


  1. Cito · December 17, 2013

    Yea and aera 51 is not real either but you can see pictures of the base from space. Belive everything your goverment says??? Yea I dont think so.

    • L · December 18, 2013

      Except the government has already said that it exists and that it was made for airplane testing. Please don’t help feed more idiots. This world is full of enough of them as it is.

    • judy · December 18, 2013

      Touche! Once govt’s get involved, hard to believe anything were told. By governments I mean. They must really think by & large that the general public, us in other words, are idiots. Very annoying. That’s the kind of thing that just makes me want to know more when governments try & hide and/or spin info

  2. serene · December 17, 2013

    this is a very debatable subject and we may choose whether to believe it or not but not everything the government says is true

  3. Andrew David Thaler · December 18, 2013

    The Bloop is an Icequake. The hilarious part is that that was exactly what most scientists thought it was the first time it was recorded. These comments are conspiracy mongering flim flam.

    • Manny J · January 1, 2014

      Andrew David where do you gather your facts from?

    • Andrew David Thaler · January 1, 2014

      From the links in this post. Thanks for asking!

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