So this is really interesting. Based on recent comments from scientists, it appears that the Loch Ness Monster’s existence is “plausible” after all — at least after a recent, astonishing discovery.
The Loch Ness Monster has been the stuff of legend for decades. It’s become part of Scottish folklore over the years, and sightings of the mythical creature have been reported numerous times.
Of course, we can’t really be sure if “Nessie” really exists since the monster has never been photographed or caught on video clearly. There are a ton of hoaxes too, so it’s difficult to weed out what’s true and what’s not about the mythical beast.
The recent findings from the scientists at the University of Bath, the University of Portsmouth in the UK, and the Université Hassan II in Morocco are no myth, however.
According to the group, they have discovered small plesiosaur fossils in a 100-million year old river system that is now Morocco’s Sahara Desert, as noted in a LAD Bible report. These include adults and babies.
Dr. Nick Longrich outlined the team’s findings.
“The bones and teeth were found scattered and in different localities, not as a skeleton. So each bone and each tooth is a different animal. We have over a dozen animals in this collection,” he said.
“We don’t really know why the plesiosaurs are in freshwater. It’s a bit controversial, but who’s to say that because we paleontologists have always called them’ marine reptiles’, they had to live in the sea? Lots of marine lineages invaded freshwater,” he added.
Previously, it was believed that plesiosaurs were saltwater animals. And if plesiosaurs could survive in freshwater, then perhaps a creature like the Loch Ness Monster could, too.
This was what the University of Bath scientists said when they noted that the existence of the Loch Ness Monster is “plausible.” The university highlighted, however, that fossil records suggest that the last plesiosaurs died out about 66 million years ago.
Then again, what if one or two of the creatures survived?
That is certainly an interesting thought.