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September 05, 2019 - BBC

Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists

Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists
Credit: Ad Meskens

The modern myth of the monster gathered pace in the 1930s but this famous 1934 photo was later revealed to be a fake.

But "there is a very significant amount of eel DNA. Eels are very plentiful in Loch Ness, with eel DNA found at pretty much every location sampled - there are a lot of them. So - are they giant eels? "Well, our data doesn't reveal their size, but the sheer quantity of the material says that we can't discount the possibility that there may be giant eels in Loch Ness. Therefore we can't discount the possibility that what people see and believe is the Loch Ness Monster might be a giant eel."

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