If you have been following the DNA story on Loch Ness Monster’s DNA, they came out with some possibilities – giant eel seems to be the current theory. Dinosaur, specifically a plesiosaur has been ruled out.
Here’s a few links –
WordPress Search: https://wordpress.com/read/search?q=Loch%20Ness%20DNA&focus=1
Eel DNA Has Been Discovered in Loch Ness. Here’s Why That Might Be a Clue: https://www.sciencealert.com/there-s-a-bunch-of-eel-dna-in-loch-ness-raising-questions-about-nessie-s-identity
It’s not the first time cryptid DNA research has turned up fascinating, if unexpected results. One time, DNA testing of hair samples said to have come from Bigfoot, yetis and other “anomalous primates” turned out to be nothing of the sort, but the research did turn up a tuft of fur from an extinct Palaeolithic bear.
“Our investigation, like every investigation before it, has no definitive proof of the monster. Proving something does not exist is pretty much impossible. We do however have a further theory to test, that of the giant eel, and it may be worth exploring this in more detail.”
Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49495145
Scientist reveals Loch Ness monster hunt results, and it’s disappointing: https://www.cnet.com/news/scientist-reveals-loch-ness-monster-hunt-results/
Finally, science can solve one of the world’s biggest mysteries. Is the Loch Ness Monster real? https://www.lochnesshunters.com/
Why won’t scientific evidence change the minds of Loch Ness monster true believers? https://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/2820/science-myths-philosophy-ufos-loch-ness-monster/
There are plenty of other links using your favorite or least favorite search engine on the subject and most likely some conspiracy theory websites that will claim why you shouldn’t trust what has been found.
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