Loch Ness monster is more fact than fiction claims palaeontologist
Paleontologist Dr Darren Naish reckons there have been too many sightings for 'Nessie' to be a hoax. Boffin Dr Naish, who lectures at the University of Portsmouth, said: "The huge number of 'sea monster' sightings now on record cant all be explained away as mistakes, sightings of known animals or hoaxes. "At least some of the better ones some of them made by trained naturalists and such probably are descriptions of encounters with real, unknown animals. "Because large marine animals continue to be discovered various new whale and shark species have been named in recent years the idea that such species might await discovery is, at the very least, plausible." Some experts reckon Nessie is a plesiosaur - a long-necked reptile that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs.
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I have to say my impression was that Dr Naish said sea monsters could be real not the Loch Ness monster ,which is a lake creature ,but newspapers being what they are , they write what they think will attract readers.