6 fishermen reported that their fishing line had become entangled with a Mermaid.
They said they had kept her onboard their boat for 3 hours, and said that she was about 3' long.
She offered no resistance nor attempted to bite, but she moaned piteously.
A few stiff bristles were on top of the head, extending down to the shoulder, and these she could erect and depress at pleasure, something like a crest. She had neither gill nor fins and there were no scales on her body.
The men, who were very superstitious threw her overboard eventually and said that she dove in a perpendicular direction.