Solved the mystery of the Loch Ness monster. “We detected it in the footsteps of DNA”September 9, 2019
The Loch Ness monster, also commonly known as Nessie, has been appearing in stories for 1500 years. So far, no one has solved his puzzle. Now this has finally changed due to the first scientific research.
The essence of Nessie was explained by a well-known DNA research expert who works at the University of Otago on a daily basis. Professor Neil Gemmell approached this topic in an extremely scientific way best streaming. As he specializes in sequencing the genome of living organisms, and DNA is such a biological fingerprint, he wanted to identify the monster by its unique DNA.
Over the past year, his research team took water samples from 250 locations around the Loch Ness basin and analyzed them for the DNA of living organisms known to us. It turns out that eel DNA appeared in the samples. Unfortunately, although there is no irrefutable scientific evidence of the existence of a mysterious creature and confirmation of an unusual legend, everything seems to indicate that this mythical creature could simply be a giant eel.
“We need secrets in our lives. Some of them will definitely be unraveled. This is the spirit of the explorer. However, sometimes it happens that the solution to the puzzle is completely different than we had previously expected “- said prof. Gemmell.
Professor Gemmell himself does not believe in the existence of a monster in this Scottish lake, but nevertheless he undertook research, because by the way his people will explore this great lake and expand our knowledge about its biological life. We now know that this reservoir is unusual because it can contain giant eel.
Meanwhile, Nessie fans have informed the researchers that this is certainly not an eel, and the monster is intelligent enough that when they conduct their research, it will flow out into the open waters of the North Sea and return only when the situation calms down.