Scientists Are Using EDNA Sampling To Find Loch Ness Monster

Posted: May 24 2018, 6:00am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Scientists are Using eDNA Sampling to Find Loch Ness Monster
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  • Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness Monster next month

Scientists go in Search of the Loch Ness Monster using DNA Testing as a Tool

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster seems hard to believe. Scotland’s enigmatic creature from the depths remains a source of fascination for many though.

However, now scientists are ready to conduct tests regarding whether this beast exists in reality or is just a figment of our imagination. A team of researchers will visit the waterways of Scotland and use DNA sampling to determine whether it is all hearsay or the truth.

The theory goes that Nessie (as the Loch Ness Monster is known by those familiar with it) may be a plesiosaur whose lengthy neck emerges from the waters of Loch Ness time after time.

Others say it is a humongous catfish or sturgeon. There are as many people saying it exists as those who are skeptical of its existence. One thing the scientists do know is that when any life form travels through the waters, it leaves behind loose ends of its DNA in it.

The same may be the case with Nessie and so its presence will be detected by scientists in a jiffy (if there is any truth to the rumors that circulate regarding it).

Over 300 samples of water will be collected from Loch Ness. Then they will be filtered and the DNA samples will be compared with a pre-existing biological database, according to Reuters.

The final verdict will be reached by the end of 2018. It is a long shot as far as the discovery of this beast is concerned. Nevertheless, since science is based on solid experiments and pure observation, this mystery will be solved soon as well.

There are a few people who even say that this creature could be an alien. The explanations keep multiplying as time moves on. Yet scientific analysis depends on seeking simple, obvious and commonsensical answers to tough questions.

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