A team of scientists gather at Scotland’s Loch Ness – a sprawling, murky body of water in the country’s Highlands. There, these experts collect scores of water samples to figure out exactly what lurks beneath the surface. For what purpose? Well, the New Zealand researchers believe they may be able to finally determine whether or not a legendary monster has ever lived here. And after performing extensive DNA testing, the group does indeed reveal a stunning revelation concerning the mythical Loch Ness Monster.
This is good news for the scientists, as geneticist Professor Neil Gemmell actually started the study with the hook of the Loch Ness Monster. For he knew that his water-sampling project would turn more heads if it incorporated the famous creature. But before Gemmell and his team launched their research, he told The Guardian in 2019 that they could reveal more about the entire loch – not just its supposed famous inhabitant.