Skip to comments.Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month
Posted on 05/23/2018 1:13:46 PM PDT by Red Badger
LONDON (Reuters) - A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotlands fabled monster really does, or did, exist.
The use of eDNA sampling is already well established as a tool for monitoring marine life like whales and sharks.
Whenever a creature moves through its environment, it leaves behind tiny fragments of DNA from skin, scales, feathers, fur, faeces and urine.
This DNA can be captured, sequenced and then used to identify that creature by comparing the sequence obtained to large databases of known genetic sequences from hundreds of thousands of different organisms, said team spokesman Professor Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago in New Zealand.
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I could do it, but it’s going to cost about tree fiddy.
Webb Lips, test that DNA.
Will Napoleon Dynamite give a report on it?
Would it not be cheaper and easier to grab a sample off a beer mug at the local pub?
It could very well have been an unknown species: much like this recent discovery.
Fishery Law Enforcement Officer Vox Krusada said: ‘For now we can say it is a whale, but the exact species is still unknown.
‘The tissue samples are now sent to our lab for DNA analysis. The local government of Gloria will now bury the carcass.
Appears to be the remnants of the baleen of a blue whale..................
I bet the Loch Ness Monster will ask them for tree fiddy
Nessies Privacy rights are being violated. Wheres the Gaelic Civil Liberties union?
***Loch (Lake) Ness is NOT landlocked as many people believe. It is connected to the Atlantic from both ends. A series of canals and locks connect the Lake from the Atlantic to the west BUT going east from Loch Ness there is but a few miles of river that join the sea at Inverness.***
Which would permit sea creatures to swim in and out????
(I love this stuff - did visit Loch Ness as a kid - was very scared)
Hmm. What’s that diver collecting?
Discovering new stuff is good.
They fail to recognize the hand of God in all this 'LIFE' in these various extreme habitats. It just happened...............
Have they checked Ancestry.com to see if one of his kids has already registered?
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