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05 September 2019 - Scientists to reveal 'plausible' theory for Loch Ness monster

Publié par Marion Coste le 05/09/2019

Loch Ness Monster: Scientists to reveal 'plausible' theory

(BBC News, 05/09/2019)

A team of scientists are to reveal the "plausible theory" they have identified for sightings of Nessie.

Research led by a New Zealand university has sought to catalogue all living life in Loch Ness by analysing DNA collected from water samples.

Last month, the team said it had a biological explanation for the Loch Ness Monster.

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DNA scientists: Loch Ness monster 'still plausible'

(Herald Scotland, 21/08/2019)

Scientists who have completed a DNA investigation of the waters of Loch Ness have said that one theory about its fabled monster "remains plausible".

The global team of scientists, led by Professor Neil Gemmell, used environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling of the waters to identify tiny genetic remnants left behind by life in the Highland loch and establish a detailed list of all life living in the waters.

During their research, launched last June, 250 water samples were taken from the length, breadth and depth of Loch Ness.

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Nessie, is that you?: Kiwi scientist set to reveal his findings in Loch Ness monster search

Hannah Martin (Stuff New Zealand, 05/09/2019)

Has a Kiwi scientist cracked one of Scotland's most enduring mysteries – the existence, or otherwise, of the Loch Ness monster? We'll soon find out. 

Last year, University of Otago Professor Neil Gemmell and a team of researchers went searching for DNA from the famous 226m-deep lake in Scotland. 

That DNA was extracted from 250 water samples taken at various locations from the lake, and was then sequenced and analysed against existing databases back in Dunedin.

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You can get free holidays in Scotland for life - if you can prove Nessie exists

James Andrews (Mirror, 03/09/2019)

As tourist attractions go, the Loch Ness Monster is somewhat shy.

After close to 100 years of people heading to Scotland to try and spot the elusive beastie, conclusive evidence is thin on the ground.

But there's little doubt that if she was ever officially proved to exist, interest would only increase.

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