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    Scientists Say Loch Ness Monster Might Actually Be Real After New Fossil Discovery

    In this sub-forum as cryptozoology. All the article says is that plesiosaur bones (one "theory" about the Loch Ness "monster") were found where fresh water was, debunking the idea that plesiosaur's were salt-water only creatures.

    Scientists Say Loch Ness Monster Might Actually Be Real After New Fossil Discovery

    According to scientists, the hypothesis that a so-called Loch Ness Monster could have existed in the Scottish Highlands may not be as absurd as previously thought.



    A plesiosaur—a prehistoric reptile with a long, slender neck—may have previously been in Loch Ness, a Scottish lake, according to new research from the University of Bath published on July 21 in the journal Cretaceous Research. Based on their discoveries, they say that the legend of the Loch Ness monster might not actually be fictional.
     Existence of Loch Ness Monster is ‘plausible’ after fossil discovery

    River system dig in modern-day Morocco offers ‘controversial’ new perspective on how marine reptiles and aquatic dinosaurs co-existed

    淋https://t.co/nbkNfUyjWY
    — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) July 26, 2022

    The statement follows the discovery of plesiosaur fossils in a 100 million-year-old river system in Morocco’s Sahara Desert, suggesting that the reptiles may have lived in freshwater as well as seawater, contrary to earlier theories.


    Similar to concerns about Big Foot, scientists have typically always condemned the idea that the Loch Ness monster might genuinely exist. The debunkers have frequently argued that plesiosaurs, which resemble the supposed creature’s popular depiction, could not exist in the freshwater lake because scientists thought they needed a saltwater environment to survive.


    However, these new fossils indicate plesiosaurs could’ve actually existed where the legend of the Loch Ness Monster lives because they were found in a freshwater river. The paper suggests that plesiosaurs adapted to tolerate freshwater and that many may have spent the majority of their lives in it.
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    I've always believed Nessie was real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby08 View Post
    I've always believed Nessie was real.
    A real what? Several things have been proposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    A real what? Several things have been proposed.

    A "sea monster." A prehistoric creature that managed to survive.
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    I believe...

    Although, you don't have to travel across "the pond" for the chance to see a "Lake Monster" (Vermont's minor league baseball team).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champ_(folklore)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigglepete View Post
    I believe...

    Although, you don't have to travel across "the pond" for the chance to see a "Lake Monster" (Vermont's minor league baseball team).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champ_(folklore)
    I haven't been to Vermont. I have been to Scotland several times, and spent one week on Lock Ness. Very cool area. The locals' accent is so thick it is hard to tell that it is English.
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    The Bull Shark adapts to salt water as well as fresh water, so this thesis is entirely plausible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini Me View Post
    The Bull Shark adapts to salt water as well as fresh water, so this thesis is entirely plausible.
    And Bull Sharks are nasty.
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