By Shayan Shakir
An international team of scientists from the University of Otago in New Zealand believe they have found a theory to prove the sightings of the urban Scottish myth of the Loch Ness Monster.
The team were trying to carry out research on all forms of life in the lake, including fish and plants. From the DNA that has been extracted in samples from the water, there have been about 500 million sequences that have been analysed.
Professor Neil Gemmell, a geneticist, said: “There have been over a thousand reported sightings of something in Loch Ness which have driven this notion of a monster being in the water.
“From those sightings there are around four main explanations about what has been seen.
“Our research essentially discounts most of those theories, however, one theory remains plausible.”
The team has said that they will be announcing the results of the study next month, at an event in Drumnadrochit, Scotland.
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