New details about the Loch Ness Monster

New details about the Loch Ness Monster
New details about the Loch Ness Monster
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An international team of scientists has not found any evidence that Plesiosaurus lives in Loch Ness. There is a hypothesis that eyewitnesses saw a giant mutated eel.

After removing DNA from water samples from Lake Loch Ness, Scotland Professor Neil Gemmell and his team from the University of Otago found no evidence that Ness, if it really exists, maybe a prehistoric sea reptile, Express reports.

In Loch Ness, scientists have discovered more than three thousand species of animals, some of which are so small that humans cannot see them.

"We have not found any evidence of a creature in the lake. I do not think the idea of a Plesiosaur is correct, as evidenced by the data we have obtained," he said.

However, according to the professor, a significant amount of eel DNA is observed in the lake.

Data from Gemmell and his team did not match the size of the eel, but divers said they saw a human-foot-thick eel in the lake.

"As a geneticist, I think a lot about mutations, and although eels of this size are much higher than normal, it is quite possible that something was able to grow to such an unusual size," said the scientist.

At the same time, Gemmell acknowledged that 20% of the DNA could not be identified, although the professor says that there is no "giant reptile" in Loch Ness.

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