Saturday, September 17, 2005

Possible Loch Ness Breakthrough

According to some scientists in the UK, a "flesh-like" sample has been taken from the bottom of Loch Ness in Scottland.

There isn't a lot of details in the article, but apparantly the sample may prove that there are large creatures living in depths of the loch.

As some of you may know, for a while now, some scientists have completely written off the possiblilty of large animals in Loch Ness because they believed the ecosystem in the loch could not support them. Basically, they believed there wasn't enough food.

This discovery, if it proves to be from a large animal, could put that ecosystem theory to rest once and for all.

The article also states that the sample is subjected to DNA tests in the UK and here in the US.

Now, I know what some of you are thinking. I shouldn't get this hyped up, it could turn out to be nothing. That is true, we have had a story about a tissue sample before. That sample turned out to be from a normal, identifiable animal.

That is not going to stop me from becoming excited about this discovery though. There is always that chance that this could turn out to be from a large unidentified animal.

The bottom line is that the possiblity exists, and I am glad that some of the science community is finally taking this seriously enough to actually perform tests instead of just discrediting these discoveries right off the bat.

You can be sure that I am going to be following this story very closely and will post the test results and any updates as soon as they are available.

Thanks to Hal for sending me this story. You can visit his blog at

Stay Tuned!

Comments on "Possible Loch Ness Breakthrough"


Blogger Joe G. said ... (1:07 PM) : 

I read this article too. Pretty interesting, eh? I too am interested in hearing the results! Keep me posted...


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