The Loch Ness monster may be a giant eel − scientists

Лох-Несское чудовище может оказаться гигантским угрем − ученые

The research team found evidence of the existence of a legendary monster Nessie in the Scottish lake.

An international team of researchers, more than a year studying samples of DNA in the Scottish lake Loch ness, reported that they found no evidence that the beast ever lived in the pond, at least in the form of reptiles. This September 5, said channel TVNZ.

The scientists collected for the analysis of 250 water samples from different parts of the lake and at different depths. All samples were compared to a database of known species.

According to the Professor of new Zealand University of Otago Neil Gemella in Loch ness discovered a large number of DNA fragments of eel. The largest specimen of this fish can reach lengths up to 1.8 meters.

“Our data do not allow us to determine their size, but a huge amount of material indicates that we cannot discount the possibility of the existence of the Loch ness giant eels” − he said.

In addition, this explanation coincides with earlier theories advanced in the 1930-ies.

Previously, the Scottish scientist Steve Feltham said that the famous Loch Ness monster could be a giant catfish.

Google map showed the “Loch ness monster”

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