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Toluna

  22 months ago

The Loch Ness monster - real or not?
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A team of scientists from New Zealand's Otago University have released new findings that suggest the Loch Ness monster is probably just a giant eel. Professor Neil Gemmell, who led the study based on environmental DNA, outlined the theory that "these eels would normally migrate to reproduce, but they, for whatever reason, don’t. And they continue to grow to a very large size, forgoing reproduction for growth.”

Since 1933, "sightings" of a monster in Loch Ness have caught the imagination of people from around the world, and there have been numerous high-profile attempts to prove its existence. One of the more popular theories is that the Loch Ness monster is a plesiosaur that somehow survived the extinction of the dinosaurs. Unfortunately Gemmell has debunked this theory, saying that they found absolutely no evidence of reptilian DNA sequences in their research.

Nonetheless, the mystery and uncertainty as to what has been sighted in the loch continues to intrigue people. Do you think there's a Loch Ness monster, and what do you think it is?
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Sazzum

  22 months ago
Absolutely not, It is a harmless myth, beneficial to the Scottish tourism industry! Likely someone one saw a large fish or eel and the legend grew from there. Lots of historical superstitions in Scottish culture, sea creatures, faeries etc. I think the dramatic countryside and climate lend themselves to mystical beliefs!
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marjannajones4

  22 months ago
No
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Taradevi

  22 months ago
We should take some experiment on it.
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bhotton3

  22 months ago
It could be an eel, it could even be a piece of driftwood, will we ever really know?
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fericit32

  22 months ago
A legend, a new specie, perhaps it should be caught, analyzed, and put back in freedom
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rothsay

  22 months ago
So so real People. Honestly... The only reason he is so hard to spot lately is cos he has been in NZ for the last 25 years. HOW? Because thats where i am living now . SO I REVEAL FOR THE FIRST TIME WHAT THE LOCH NESS IS .... HE THE MONSTER BETWEEN MY LEGS !!!! .... THAT HAS BEEN SUCH A SECRET TO HOLD ON TOO HAHAHAHAHA
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AtaahuaQueen

  22 months ago
real
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amitajamnadas

  22 months ago
A giant eel sounds plausible if the environmental DNA was done rigorously....but until caught and sighted I think there is no hard evidence of the Loch Ness Monster
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bill4920

  22 months ago
although having lived in Scotland for over 4 years I never ever believed that the act Ness monsters anything but someone's imagination> I am however happy to accept that it could be a giant eel.
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ninzhereora

  22 months ago
There is a lot of myths out there, jus like santa why can't the loch Ness monster be true to, who knows he may be friendly. Lol I vote true.
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