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NASA invited to help scan Loch Ness as part of major new monster hunt

By T.K. Randall
April 11, 2024 · Comment icon 18 comments
Model of the Loch Ness Monster in Drumnadrochit.
Will Nessie be found this time around ? Image Credit: Pixabay / GregMontani
The Loch Ness Monster Centre has officially invited NASA to participate in the latest hunt for Nessie.
Last year, we saw what was billed as the largest Loch Ness monster hunt in 50 years - an endeavor involving hundreds of volunteers as well as the use of dozens of webcams, camera-equipped drones and even special hydrophones that managed to pick up unexplained sounds in the murky depths.

While the search ultimately failed to find anything conclusive, the event itself was so successful that the Loch Ness Monster Centre is going to attempt an even bigger search between May 30th and June 2nd of this year and this time it is calling on a range of experts to come along and help.

There is even a hope that NASA will lend some of its expertise to the problem of finding Nessie.

"We are hoping that experts from NASA might have some advanced imaging technology to scan the loch," said Loch Ness Centre marketing manager Aimee Todd.
"We would have to sit down and talk to them about how to get it here."

The timing of the new search will coincide with the 90th anniversary of the first ever major search of the loch which was conducted by Sir Edward Mountain and his team back in 1934.

"Last year, we captured the world's attention with one of the biggest ever searches for Nessie, with participants joining us from America, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and more," said Loch Ness Centre general manager Paul Nixon.

"With unexplained noises heard, alongside possible sightings, this year we are determined to find out more about the elusive Loch Ness Monster."

Whether this year's search will actually turn up anything, however, remains to be seen.

Source: Mail Online | Comments (18)

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Comment icon #9 Posted by iAlrakis 1 month ago
It's all about semantics isn't it?  By the same logic you could say that they aren't going to explore oceans on other planets/moons.  Which they are going to do.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Trelane 1 month ago
The alleged mythical creature the thread is about. For there to be persistent alleged sightings of the creature (as described) there would need to be a viable breeding population to sustain its longevity.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Kenemet 1 month ago
No, not about semantics.  They are a space exploration unit of the US government.  NOAA explores bodies of water on our planet... not NASA.
Comment icon #12 Posted by iAlrakis 1 month ago
Ok.  I learned something new today.  Just out of curiosity.  What's the exact relationship between those 2?  Let's say if NASA is planning off world ocean investigation do they go to NOAA for advice and tech or is it more of a two way situation?
Comment icon #13 Posted by Trelane 1 month ago
From what I can tell, they tend to send any findings to NOAA for their interpretation of data collected and anything observed.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Kenemet 1 month ago
Here's NOAA's mission statement: National Oceanic and Atmospheric,as the Nation's authoritative environmental It's all about Mother Earth, not other worlds. NOAA will use some of NASA's data for earthbound things.  They are not planetologists.  NASA's mission is space data.  They have the planetologists.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Robotic Jew 1 month ago
I invited NASA to my colonoscopy too. They didn't show up. 
Comment icon #16 Posted by Resume 1 month ago
You're not hiding Nessie in there, are you?
Comment icon #17 Posted by Robotic Jew 1 month ago
Wouldn't you like to know?
Comment icon #18 Posted by meda. 24 days ago
NASA's next mission: Searching for the Loch Ness Monster from space! They'll be using satellite images to track down Nessie's underwater hideout.

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