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Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month
www.reuters.com ^ | 05/23/2018 | (Reporting by Ana de Liz; editing by Stephen Addison

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 Scotland’s 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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TOPICS: History; Pets/Animals; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; dna; edna; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; horseeel; horseeels; lochness; lochnessmonster; treefiddy
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1 posted on 05/23/2018 1:13:46 PM PDT by Red Badger
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I could do it, but it’s going to cost about tree fiddy.


2 posted on 05/23/2018 1:14:40 PM PDT by Trillian
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Why?


3 posted on 05/23/2018 1:16:28 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: Red Badger
p07
4 posted on 05/23/2018 1:18:22 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

Webb Lips, test that DNA.


5 posted on 05/23/2018 1:19:53 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Red Badger

Will Napoleon Dynamite give a report on it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93CIrSkeoCg


6 posted on 05/23/2018 1:20:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Red Badger

Mystery solved;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlURaumkAA8


7 posted on 05/23/2018 1:21:13 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (When words can mean anything, they can also mean nothing.)
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To: Red Badger

Would it not be cheaper and easier to grab a sample off a beer mug at the local pub?


8 posted on 05/23/2018 1:22:25 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Red Badger

It could very well have been an unknown species: much like this recent discovery.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5720911/Massive-mysterious-globster-sea-creature-washes-beach-Philippines.html

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.


9 posted on 05/23/2018 1:24:48 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers)
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To: gibsonguy
Why?

"Why not!?


10 posted on 05/23/2018 1:30:14 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Get in the Spirit! The Spirit of '76!)
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To: Trillian

LOL

Epic


11 posted on 05/23/2018 1:31:12 PM PDT by Salamander (I ride all night and I travel in fear, that in this darkness, I will disappear...)
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To: sodpoodle

Appears to be the remnants of the baleen of a blue whale..................


12 posted on 05/23/2018 1:31:44 PM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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To: Red Badger

I bet the Loch Ness Monster will ask them for tree fiddy


13 posted on 05/23/2018 1:40:21 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: Red Badger

Nessie’s Privacy rights are being violated. Where’s the Gaelic Civil Liberties union?


14 posted on 05/23/2018 1:46:08 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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Apparently:

***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????

Interesting;)

(I love this stuff - did visit Loch Ness as a kid - was very scared)


15 posted on 05/23/2018 1:46:52 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers)
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To: Snickering Hound

Hmm. What’s that diver collecting?


16 posted on 05/23/2018 1:57:00 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Red Badger

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/a-rare-great-ape-a-130-foot-tall-tree-and-an-extinct-marsupial-lion-make-the-top-10-new-species-list-for-2018/ar-AAxHn4K

Discovering new stuff is good.


17 posted on 05/23/2018 2:08:53 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers)
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To: sodpoodle
Life has carved niches for itself in the most extreme and stunning habitats.

They fail to recognize the hand of God in all this 'LIFE' in these various extreme habitats. It just happened...............

18 posted on 05/23/2018 2:13:38 PM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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To: onedoug

His thoughts...................


19 posted on 05/23/2018 2:14:34 PM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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To: Red Badger

Have they checked Ancestry.com to see if one of his kids has already registered?


20 posted on 05/23/2018 2:16:11 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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