No. 42: Nov-Dec 1985
The ri has been reputed to be a mermaid-like mammal frequenting the shores of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. (SF#31) Some cryptozoologists have insisted that the ri is not a new species but probably just a commonplace dugong. The skeptics are right. A February 1985 expedition took underwater photos of the animal that some natives call the ri, and it was definitely a dugong.
(Anonymous; "New Expedition Identified Ri As Dugong," ISC Newsletter, 4:1, Spring 1985.)