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Scientists Look for Loch Ness Monster

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Animals, mysteries and further curiosities from English speaking countries also catch my seniors‘ eyes. Let’s have a look and read more about the Loch Ness Monster. The historical background is a must for my elderly.

The legend of the Loch Ness monster has confused scientists for centuries – but now Professor Neil Gemmell from New Zealand will lead a team to look for DNA in Loch Ness. They will use DNA analysis to uncover the secrets of the dark depths of the Scottish lake.

They will take genetic code from the water to define the types of creatures that live in the lake. While Gemmell doesn’t think that the Loch Ness monster exists, he hopes the lake could still be full of interesting surprises. “There could be a biological explanation for some of the stories,” he says.

Scientists could collect the DNA from creatures’ skin and scales while they swim through the lake. There is a huge amount of new knowledge that we will get from the work about organisms that inhabit Loch Ness, the largest freshwater body in the UK.

The legend of the Loch Ness monster (called “Nessie”) is deeply rooted in Scottish folklore. The earliest reference of a “water beast” came from an Irish monk in 565 AD. Nessie is likely to have a long neck with humps that come out of the water – more than 1,000 people say they have noticed it.

Sources: independent.co.uk|en.wikipedia.org|visitinvernesslochness.com