Cryptozoology question: Is there any evidence for real mermaids?

I’m not talking about the sexy-looking mermaids that you’ll find in movies or fantasy magazines. Here’s what I’m referring to: http://img.xcitefun.net/users/2008/11/16670,xcitefun-mermaid.jpg Here’s a story: http://www.fanoos.com/special/real_mermaid_discovered_in_batroun.html Could they be some form of primate that adapted to life in the sea millions of years