A group of international scientists concluded that the Loch Ness monster could not be a giant reptile. The findings of researchers from the New Zealand University of Otago about the famous myth were published by the Daily Express.
Professor Neil Gemmell and members of his team examined DNA samples extracted from the lake. The scientists noted that the work done suggests that Nessie if she existed was definitely not a plesiosaur or any other large dinosaur. In total, the remains of about three thousand living creatures that inhabited Loch Ness at different times were examined.
“At the same time, a significant number of eel DNA chains were found in the lake. There are a lot of representatives of this species in Loch Ness. And although it is difficult for me as a geneticist to believe in an eel four meters long, I am ready to admit that this is still a plausible explanation,” Gemmell said.
The scientist also added that about 20 percent of the collected DNA database remained “unidentified.” But, according to Gemmell, this does not allow us to say that a giant reptile was ever found in the lake.