After years of speculation about the existence of Loch Ness lake monster, scientists have recently made a discovery that this creature might actually be real.
This will, of course, be excellent news for all those who have spent their lives trying to convince the world the monster really is lurking in the depths of waters in the Scottish Highlands.
I have a feeling there’s going to be a lot of exclamations of ‘I told you so!’ as a result of this revelation, as well as an increase in hunting missions.
Loch Ness monster hunter Steve Feltham will certainly be intrigued:
The discovery came as a result of a major scientific study of Loch Ness in which researchers traveled the length of the loch and took water samples from three different depths.
According to the Mirror, the scientists collected DNA left behind in the skin, scales, feathers, fur and faeces of creatures at the loch and sent samples to labs in New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, and France to be analyzed.
Although the full details of what they found are yet to be released, Professor Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago, New Zealand, described the results as ‘surprising’.
Gemmell, who is an expert in genomics, ecology, population, conservation, and evolutionary biology, hinted one of the four popular theories about the mysterious creature might be correct.
There has been a lot of speculation about Nessie over the years, but popular theories include the monster being a long-necked Plesiosauria which survived the period when dinosaurs became extinct, or it not being a monster at all, and actually being a sturgeon or giant catfish living in the loch.
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Admittedly, a ‘surprising’ finding might just be the discovery of an unexpected fish living in the loch or something along those lines, but Gemmell specifically said one of the ‘monster’ hypotheses could be correct, so I think the Nessie believers have reason to get their hopes up.
The professor added he hopes full details of the study will be released this year, so it won’t be long before these ‘surprising’ findings are revealed!
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