Researchers Will Use DNA To Find The Loch Ness Monster

A global team of scientists is setting out to prove once and for all whether or not the Loch Ness monster really existed.

Next month they will search the depths of Scotland's Loch Ness and use environmental DNA experiments to try to figure out whether "Nessie" was ever there. The use of eDNA is already used for monitoring other marine life, as when any creature makes its way through its environment it leaves behind tiny bits of DNA.

The team will collect skin and scale samples, while looking a micro organisms in the water. The team is confident they’ll also find genetic codes for other creatures.

There have been many attempts over the years to confirm the creature's existence, the most recent being two years ago. During that search a monster was found but it turned out to be a replica that sank almost 50 years ago after being used in the film "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. Source: BBC

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