A Guardian story tells us that DNA sampling techniques may help provide answers to the legend of the Loch Ness monster.
Prof Neil Gemmell, a scientist from New Zealand leading a global team of researchers, said: “I’m going into this thinking it’s unlikely there is a monster, but I want to test that hypothesis. What we’ll get is a really nice survey of the biodiversity of Loch Ness.”
The mission will involve genetic code being extracted from the lake over a two-week period to determine the types of creatures that live there.
And then samples will be sent to labs in Australia, Denmark, France and New Zealand to be analysed.
“There’s absolutely no doubt that we will find new stuff, and that’s very exciting,” said Professor Gemmell.