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Plesiosaur in the Loch?


By Silver Milleson

I’m sure most have wondered whether or not the Loch Ness monster, or Nessie, actually exists. Nessie is usually described as a large long neck plesiosaur like creature that resides in the depths of the Loch Ness.


There have been many efforts to find the Loch Ness Monster, including various scientists visiting the lake in order to spot it or give substantial evidence that could prove it exists or wipe out the long-standing myth. There have also been mini-submarines used for observation while running experiments in the Loch. These subs capture photos of what appeared to be a flipper while running an ongoing experiment. This managed to capture the public eye for a while. In the 1930’s, some people had thought that the sightings could have been because of the circus elephants that had come around that year; however, sightings are still occurring today (88 years after the elephants had visited the Loch).

Loch Ness

For example, there were a total of eight official sightings last year. One of which was taken by a mother who’d taken her child to visit the Loch Ness in order to spot the beast of the deep. They spotted and took a picture of a fishy creature at the surface of the water. Although this was an official sighting, the scientists recording the sightings every year are a bit iffy about this one as it could also be perceived as a sort of fish.


The possibility of a creature lurking somewhere below the Lochs surface is very minimal. It could have gotten in when the Loch was connected to the ocean by streams allowing a large beast in; however, there aren’t enough fish to support such a large animals appetite. People have also wondered why there are so little sightings due to the creatures need for oxygen because it would need to break the surface of the water often in order to refill its lungs with air. At these regular intervals, it wouldn’t be hard for the people standing by to see the large creature protruding from the water.

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