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Loch Ness monster study results 'surprising'

Posted on Saturday, 1 June, 2019 | Comment icon 30 comments

Is there a monster lurking in the depths of Loch Ness ? Image Credit: CC 2.0 Dave Conner
A recent effort to trawl Loch Ness for potential 'monster' DNA has reportedly yielded some interesting results.
The study, which was led by New Zealand scientist Professor Neil Gemmell, aimed to use DNA sampling techniques to find out whether there was any scientific basis for the monster legend.

Now at last, almost a year after the DNA samples were collected, Prof Gemmell and his team have almost finished the analysis and will be announcing the full results at a conference next month.

From the findings released so far, the team has managed to identify the DNA of 15 different species of fish and a whopping 3,000 species of bacteria, among other things.

Part of the study also involved investigating the validity of various monster hypotheses such as whether or not the creature could be a prehistoric reptile, a sturgeon or a giant catfish.

"Is there anything deeply mysterious ?" said Gemmell. "Hmm. It depends what you believe. Is there anything startling? There are a few things that are a bit surprising."

"We've tested each one of the main monster hypotheses and three of them we can probably say aren't right and one of them might be."

Source: Scotsman | Comments (30)

Tags: Loch Ness Monster

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #21 Posted by pallidin on 2 June, 2019, 20:36
My only "hope" are the results of this truly outstanding scientific approach... for or against.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Aldves on 2 June, 2019, 20:43
Really, that guy is one of the most respectable personalities within the field of cryptozoology. I agree with you, theres plenty of pranksters and hoaxers, such as todd standing, but jeff meldrum is not one of them.
Comment icon #23 Posted by the13bats on 2 June, 2019, 21:05
im not picking on you but i just dont see this as being all epic like it is to you, lets go to fully speculate with a theory and say they find Plesiosauria DNA i use that creature since it seems to be what true believers want nessie to be, it would be pretty darn wild considering everything known about that extinct species says they couldnt thrive in the loch and even if they were there they could hardly hide. so they find some wild DNA it doesnt at all prove that creature lives there in a population. Aldves i will make this one reply since this is a loch ness thread and i didnt post that to... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by kapow53 on 3 June, 2019, 1:02
They live in your mind
Comment icon #25 Posted by psyche101 on 3 June, 2019, 3:59
I'd disagree. He made an appearance here once. I lost respect for him after that.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Aldves on 3 June, 2019, 15:26
Really? Could you show me his posts?
Comment icon #27 Posted by the13bats on 3 June, 2019, 20:09
i am always open to a person changing my mind about them, but i have about 30 years of his stuff to go by.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Golden Duck on 3 June, 2019, 21:56
What reading have you done on the subject?
Comment icon #29 Posted by the13bats on 3 June, 2019, 22:39
calling me out? fair enough, if i had in my reply you quoted i thumped my chest at all that what i posted was anything more than my opinions on the subject, gained from my personal research blanket termed as "reading" but not limited to that, ive read countless books, seen countless documentaries, shows, reads leactures etc, over 50 years, impossible to list it. rather than question how i came to my opinions why not question the opinion itself, for example if you believe this project will yeild smoking gun proof of a unknown monster in the loch, give us your reasons for thinking that, im all e... [More]
Comment icon #30 Posted by Jon the frog on 8 June, 2019, 1:27
Would be great if they find seal DNA ! We have a lake here in eastern Canada with seal in it ! (we didn't club them, don't ask please...) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacs_des_Loups_Marins

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