Loch Ness monster might just be a giant eel, say scientists

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LochNessmonster might just be a giant eel, say scientists

LONDON - Scotland's fabled Loch Ness monster could possibly be a giant eel, scientists said on Thursday after an intensive analysis of traces of DNA in the Loch's icy waters.But there was a lot of eel DNA in the loch, Professor Neil Gemmell, a geneticist from New Zealand's University of Otago, told reporters.

Prof Gemmell noted, however, that despite the idea of a giant eel having been around for decades, nobody had ever caught a giant one in the Loch. Whenever a creature moves through its environment, it leaves behind tiny fragments of DNA from skin, scales, feathers, fur, faeces and urine. The most famous picture of Nessie, known as the"surgeon's photo", was taken in 1934 and showed a head on a long neck emerging from the water. It was revealed 60 years later to have been a hoax that used a sea monster model attached to a toy submarine.

 

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