We use Amazon Associate links to help support the site and the work we do.

DNA Analysis – No Monster in Loch Ness (Sad Emoji)

The Loch Ness monster has haunted a deep Scottish lake for more than 1,000 years — in imagination, at least.

But a scientific survey of the waters of Loch Ness found it contains no traces of “monster” DNA at all, adding weight to the already-likely prospect that “Nessie” doesn’t really exist.

Geneticist Neil Gemmell of Otago University in New Zealand said an environmental DNA survey of Loch Ness saw no signs it was home to any giant reptiles or aquatic dinosaurs – a theory sometimes used to explain the mysterious monster, which has reportedly been seen several times since the 1930s.

Gemmell said the survey revealed DNA traces of more than 3,000 species living beside or in Loch Ness – including fish, deer, pigs, birds, humans and bacteria.

But “we did not find any giant reptiles; we didn’t find any reptiles at all,” Gemmell told Live Science. “We tested a variety of ideas about giant sturgeons or catfish that might be here from time to time, but we did not find those either.”

Full Story From Live Science 

close

Join Our Newsletter List, Get 4 Free Books

To view our privacy and other policies, Click Here
Please consider also subscribing to the newsletters of the authors who are providing these free eBooks to you. We are only able to offer them through the generosity of these QSF authors. You can always unsubscribe at a later date if you don't find anything of interest to you.
Once you submit this form, check your inbox to confirm this addition if you joined our newsletter list.

Leave a Comment