A team of researchers from the Otago University in New Zealand concluded in a study that the loch ness monster could actually be a giant eel.
The study included identifying around 3,000 different species in the murky waters of the Scottish loch.
The study was led by Professor Neil Gemmell, and it found out that most of the species were so small that they were barely noticeable by the naked eye.
The study also stated that high levels of DNA from dogs, sheep, cattle, and humans were also present.
A press release said, “The remaining theory that we cannot refute based on the environmental DNA data obtained is that what people are seeing is a very large eel.”
The team of Professor Gemmel did not find any shark DNA in the Loch Ness, or any evidence of Catfish DNA.
During the press release, Professor Gemmell said, “It is possible there are very large eels. But it depends how big you think ‘large’ is.”
Gemmell also mentioned that there was a high number of eel DNA in the loch ness.
Professor Gemmell said he and his team were really surprised about the findings, he added, “We don’t know if the eel DNA we are detecting is from a gigantic eel or just many small eels.”
For now, Gemmell thinks the story of the Loch Ness Monster is crushed by their findings.
During the release, he added, “Like every other monster hunt there has been here at Loch Ness, we have found no definitive evidence of a monster. More and more studies providing more and more negative evidence cast more and more doubt on the possibility, but we can’t prove a negative.”
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