Biodiversity Study of Loch Ness Announcement Set for September
Professor Neil Gemmell, University of Otago (New Zealand), and his team spent 2018 collecting water samples from Loch Ness in Scotland. Minuscule pieces of urine, feces, skin, scale, and fur were contained in the samples. Gemmell’s team researched and catalogued their findings. Ultimately, the team hoped to compare the results to 4 popular Nessie theories. The announcement on findings has been postponed twice. Now Gemmell is shooting for September.
Cataloguing the results slowed the process. In addition, Gemmell was in negotiations for a documentary to be filmed in tandem. Parties failed to reach an agreement; therefore, there will not be a documentary on the process.
Early reports claim that the team has identified 15 species of fish and 3,000 species of bacteria within the loch. As for Nessie? Three of the theories has reportedly been eliminated. However, one expert not associated with the study predicts that the Nessie myth will endure…no matter the announcement.