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Has Lake Champlain's monster 'Champ' been picked up on sonar?


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  • The title was changed to Has Lake Champlain's monster 'Champ' been picked up on sonar?

Sturgeon most likely.

If such creatures did exist. There'd have to be a breeding population of at least ten.

We can find whales no problem in the ocean but not lakes?

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All they did was perhaps get a sonar hit, they have to prove it was a real hit and that it wasnt one of the far more likely prosaic explanations and prove its unknown and then prove what it is.

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That's just 6 meters long. It can be a fish.

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I just want to point out that this is completely false:

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The legend is believed to date back to 1609 when Samuel de Champlain wrote an account of a serpent-like creature measuring 5 ft long with large teeth, a body as thick as a man's thigh and tough silver-grey scales that his blade could not penetrate.

This story comes from a hoax pulled in a 1960 Vermont magazine. Champlain's log exists and has been inspected. There is no monster entry in the log.

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This could be a school of perch or smelt. Looks like smelt number are dropping due to the introduction of alewife.

I decided to take a look at what sonar reports.

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/fish-sonar.html

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Swim bladders—the gas-filled chambers found in many fish—reflect sound waves,
making fish schools detectable via sonar.

Maybe that is why we see this as a group of dots rather than as a solid surface.

Here are whales on sonar. They look very different.

https://www.thehulltruth.com/carolinas/634618-whale-near-cape-lookout-rock-jetty.html?styleid=9

https://seethewhales.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/memorial-day-weekend/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3185600/A-huge-whale-swims-underneath-fishing-boat-16km-shore-Roseville.html

I'm going to suggest that this is a collection of separate creatures, not a single creature.

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