Tuesday 6 September 2016

Storr Lochs Monster fossil unveiled

Skye's Storr Lochs Monster fossil unveiled in Edinburgh
By Steven McKenzie BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

The fossilised skeleton of a 170 million-year-old Jurassic predator discovered on the Isle of Skye has been unveiled in Edinburgh.Named the Storr Lochs Monster, the fossil of the sea-living reptile was found in 1966.
Fifty years on from the find, scientists from the University of Edinburgh and National Museums Scotland are preparing a detailed study of it.It has been identified as being from a family of animals called ichthyosaur

Perhaps Nessie has a cousin? Storr Lochs has a dam built in early 1950’s used to produce hydro electricity. The fossil was found by a manager from the facility on the beach nearby.

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