This sounds a bit crazy, but recently an ecology professor proposed a theory that the Loch Ness monster was nothing more than a whale’s penis.
Although the statement was said as a joke, it went viral. However, upon further examination it is quite a plausible theory for many sea monster sightings, as you will see later in this post. My only problem with it this theory is, as far as I know, Loch Ness is supposed to be murky fresh water and not directly connected to the sea. Therefore, the likelihood of a whale being found in it should be slim to none.
As the following video reveals (little did we know) how common it is for male whales to get a bit of sunshine on their genital parts. The untrained eye can easily misinterpret what it sees. As a result, many of the sightings of a whale’s penis are reportedly to have been described as mysterious (monster) sightings. (Ref: Yahoo.com)
Watch the following video clip that explains this theory in a bit more detail.
As we well know, there are many stories about all sorts of monsters both above and below the surface. This post uses the Loch Ness monster, also known as Nessie, to illustrate how easy it is to come up with false sightings.
Loch Ness Mystery Benefits DNA Research That Could Help Save Marine Life
Here is a bit more detail about the Loch Ness Monster Mystery and how the search for it may benefit marinelife across the board. The following video clip explains how the Loch Ness Monster theory initiated the pursuit of DNA research that is capable of identifying all forms of marine life in the water.
After reviewing DNA from Loch Ness it was determined that Loch Ness is home to over 3,000 species of marine life. However, nothing out of the ordinary was found that could be identified as a monster.
Read the following quote for more detail about the DNA research that resulted from the search to find the elusive Loch Ness Monster.
We want to go ahead and get the monster stuff out of the way, both to help you understand the research methods and to make sure you’re not daydreaming about Nessie when we get into the genetics.
The researchers sequenced DNA from 250 samples of Loch Ness water, collecting them at a range of sites and depths. The technique they used is the reason we’re actually talking about this subject, but for just one more moment, we’ll indulge in some cryptozoology.
For starters, of the 3,000 species the scientists located, they were genuinely surprised by the amount of eel DNA. Gemmell acknowledged the possibility eels had grown large enough to be considered sea serpents, but as for the plausibility…that’s a different story.
Gemmell was more definitive about another popular Nessie theory. Some have guessed that an elasmosaurus or plesiosaur survived the dinosaur extinction. The scientists say they found no DNA to support that theory at all.
According to Gemmell, he went into the project suspecting there was no monster, and he came out of the project with much the same view. But in the process, he says that he and his team created an impressively thorough picture of Loch Ness’s biodiversity.
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