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Paleontologist: sea monsters are plausible


Posted on Friday, 29 July, 2011 | Comment icon 27 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Dr Darren Naish believes that there have been too many sightings for the Loch Ness Monster to be a hoax.

The debate over the possible existence of large sea creatures unknown to science rages ever onwards with sightings occuring all around the world of unidentified "monsters" surfacing in lakes and in the sea. "The huge number of 'sea monster' sightings now on record cant all be explained away as mistakes, sightings of known animals or hoaxes," says Dr Naish.

"Paleontologist Dr Darren Naish reckons there have been too many sightings for 'Nessie' to be a hoax."

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Comment icon #18 Posted by skookum on 28 August, 2011, 9:34
Do I believe in something we haven't seen yet in these Lakes such as Loch Ness, and Lake Champlain. Definitely. Do I believe it is a Dinosaur? No way. Other interesting things have been observed at the lakes such as echo location. No lake creature is known to echo locate so there is something unusual down there.
Comment icon #19 Posted by vitruvian12 on 29 August, 2011, 4:42
Thats not true about the giant squid. Evidence for its existence was there. It always seems to get brought up as a reason to believe in cryptids. Do a search and see what was known about it. All that was missing was a recorded sighting. And Loch Ness is not the ocean, its a confined volume of water with little to offer a large life form like nessie.
Comment icon #20 Posted by bulldogzrep on 29 August, 2011, 14:49
Has anyone read Roy Mackal's book: "Monsters of loch ness" ?
Comment icon #21 Posted by Rat Girl on 29 August, 2011, 17:34
I watched a show about 6 years ago where they, from what I can remember, did a proper investigation into loch ness, sent people down there, basically monitored the entire lake for anything odd, over a course of days, and found nothing. The show had to conclude there was nothing odd down there. Now, this was a long time ago so I might have some of the specifics wrong, but I definitely remember them saying that they were as certain as it were possible to be with our modern technology that nothing odd was down there.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Reason101 on 17 October, 2011, 9:54
I have stood on the shores of Loch Ness and it is an unusual body of water with an interesting cast of light and atmosphere ,even on a summer day in the hight of tourist season..I saw a few strange dark shapes in the water myself and even managed to get excited for a moment or two..but they were ripples and a log..nothing more .I can easily see why in lower light on autumn and winter days..with maybe some mist around ,anyone might see anything out there .I will say this though..it's worth a visit..go ,wander around the shops in Fort Augustus while you are there..buy a toy Nessie..why not..... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by Still Waters on 17 October, 2011, 10:10
Interesting you should post this. I uploaded some pics in the gallery recently I took of Loch Ness. For anyone interested if you click on the green icon under my seahorse avatar pic, you'll see them. There's 12 pics in total
Comment icon #24 Posted by Mike G on 17 October, 2011, 22:50
Synchronicity?
Comment icon #25 Posted by psyche101 on 18 October, 2011, 1:07
Sorry We cannot find the page you are looking for. The page may have been moved, updated or deleted. UPDATE [added August 1st 2011]: The Telegraph have apologised, and have removed the offending article. Various versions based on the Telegraph’s piece are still out there of course. I see Darren Naish's name being splashed, that is the Dinosaurid fellow. He is not stranger to speculation, but in any case, Clobhair-cean seems to have cleared this all up page previous. Naish never said this, the Journo did.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Still Waters on 18 October, 2011, 9:33
Thank you for this update. *Thread closed*


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