Marine Biology: Clue to the Loch Ness Monster

December weather is cold and blustery around Scotland's Loch Ness, so the story could hardly have been concocted to draw tourists. Even more remarkable, it was written by capable scientists and published in the respectable British journal, New Scientist. Thus it was hard to scoff last week at the latest monster tale. This time, after centuries of myth, speculation and hoax, there was apparently scientific evidence that some kind of large creature—or creatures—may indeed roam the depths of Loch Ness.

Sonar Search. The startling observation was made by a University of Birmingham team armed with a modern monster detector:...

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