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China's "Nessie" sighted


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Ten tourists from Guangdong and Hubei provinces were the latest to report a "water monster" sighting in Kanas Lake, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. They told local media that they saw a giant black creature on July 5 that stirred waves over 1 meter high and left a wake over 10 meters long for 20 seconds about 100 meters away from their boat.

Kanas Lake, which means "beautiful, mysterious lake" in Mongolian, is China's deepest freshwater lake with a maximum depth of 188.5 meters, and 24 kilometers long from north to south.

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I had no idea China had a Nessie!! That's so cool!!!

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"Some scientists believe, however, that the monsters may be taimen trout, one of the world's largest and most ferocious freshwater fish which can grow as long as 10 meters." from the source.

I must say, if the sea monster is a big Taimen Trout.. It got to be one of the most tastiest looking monsters in the world.

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there seems to be supposed monsters in lakes all over the world these days

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"Some scientists believe, however, that the monsters may be taimen trout, one of the world's largest and most ferocious freshwater fish which can grow as long as 10 meters." from the source.

I must say, if the sea monster is a big Taimen Trout.. It got to be one of the most tastiest looking monsters in the world.

I think the writer might uisng his "artsitic license" when he he said 10 Meters.

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There is a Nessie in every country I guess...

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"Some scientists believe, however, that the monsters may be taimen trout, one of the world's largest and most ferocious freshwater fish which can grow as long as 10 meters." from the source.

I must say, if the sea monster is a big Taimen Trout.. It got to be one of the most tastiest looking monsters in the world.

No kidding. I don't think my trout fishing pole is equipped to catch THAT kind of trout! Holy. LOL!

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I spent 1 month in China last summer and the Chinese people believes in monsters, in the paranormal...they are very open, if somebody see Nessie or Bigfoot they will believe it .

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I spent 1 month in China last summer and the Chinese people believes in monsters, in the paranormal...they are very open, if somebody see Nessie or Bigfoot they will believe it .

Chinese people are not very open at all, but they are very superstitious and will believe in almost anything related to the paranormal. There are exceptions of course, but the Chinese are generally close-minded people.

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Some scientists believe, however, that the monsters may be taimen trout, one of the world's largest and most ferocious freshwater fish which can grow as long as 10 meters.

10 meters sounds a bit big. Wiki says a little over 2 meters, confirmed. Still a pretty big fish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hucho_taimen

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10 meters sounds a bit big. Wiki says a little over 2 meters, confirmed. Still a pretty big fish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hucho_taimen

We all know how media gets fishes wrong... They thought a 1.8m CATFISH was collossal.. ^_^ Had it been 6-12meters, that's one thing. But Media gets importent details wrong all the time.

Still, there should be some large aggresive chinese freshwater fishes around.. Maybe not the Hucho Taimen, but something else. Any fishing experts around?

EDIT: Hey.. It can be a lost http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_sturgeon ? They are pretty big.. And we all know fishing stories.

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At least we know if there is something big in that lake it has a good food source in the taiman.

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Here's an interesting Youtube news video in Chinese with video footage of sightings there.

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Well, the way I see it, there is no reason there wouldn't be plesiosaurs all around the world.

There are many trenches in the world's oceans, and many deep places for unknown creatures to hide.

Temperature nor pressure would be a problem, because creatures have found ways around both before.

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Well, the way I see it, there is no reason there wouldn't be plesiosaurs all around the world.

There are many trenches in the world's oceans, and many deep places for unknown creatures to hide.

Temperature nor pressure would be a problem, because creatures have found ways around both before.

But that lake isn't a deep sea trench.

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Brief Overview

Bordering Kazakhstan and Russia in the north and Mongolia in the east, Kanas Lake in Xinjiang's A'ertai Region is 1,340 metres above sea level, a lower altitude than the Heavenly Pond's 1,980 metres. But Kanas covers 460,000 square kilometres, nearly 10 times the size of the Heavenly Pond.

Kanas Lake is really six lakes, whose average water depth of 90 metres is double that of the Heavenly Pond. At present, only three sections of the lake are open to tourists.

The lake is estimated to be 200,000 years old and is China's deepest fresh water lake (184 metres in one spot). The Kanas region is home to 798 species of plants and 117 varieties of birds. Also living in the midst of all this beauty are more than 1,400 people of the Tuva Minority whose ancestors came from Siberia over 1,000 years ago.

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Here's an interesting Youtube news video in Chinese with video footage of sightings there.

I get the impression of dolphins.

Perhaps they are fresh water seals? There are such seals in lake Baikal in Russia, which is only about eight hundred miles away.

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