Kiwi scientist to search for Loch Ness Monster

May 22, 2018

An Otago scientist is heading to Scotland to discover if one of the world’s greatest mysteries is real.

He is on the search for the Loch Ness Monster.

Otago Professor Neil Gemmell will use tiny environmental DNA remnants, which he calls “animal dandruff”, left behind in the lake.

From this scientists will be able to establish all living life in Loch Ness.

However the project is far more than just a hunt for the infamous monster.

“While the prospect of looking for evidence of the Loch Ness monster is the hook to this project, there is an extraordinary amount of new knowledge that we will gain from the work about organisms that inhabit Loch Ness – the UK’s largest freshwater body,” Prof Gemmell says.

He predicts the team will find new species of life – particularly new bacteria.

The research will start in June this year.

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Katherine McEntee



Wow, I'd be really excited if they really found a new animal/monster.


Oooh, wonder if it's a Kelpie (HP reference)




So later in June I can now find out more about the lock news monster


I don't think the monster exists.
If it did we would have found it by now.




That is so cool.


i love it


i love it!


Oh wow. I hope they find It. I would love to know if it is real or not. I love articles like this.