The Loch Ness Monster discovered (almost)

Loch Ness
Loch Ness Credit: VisitBritain/Joe Cornish

A high-tech underwater survey videoed the remains of a 30ft monster in the depths of Loch Ness, but all is not what it seems…

An underwater drone has discovered the remains of the Loch Ness monster at the bottom of the famous loch but, sadly, it’s not a prehistoric creature but the model Nessie used in the 1970 film The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.

Once filming was finished, the humps from the 30ft (9m) model were removed and it sank to the bottom of Loch Ness in Scotland never to be seen again – until now.

The discovery was made by an underwater drone which has been carrying out what has been described as “the most in depth survey of Loch Ness ever”. Findings also seem to disprove recent claims of a ‘Nessie Trench’ large enough to hide the monster in the loch.

Despite the absence of an ancient creature from the deep, the drone seems likely to reveal much more about the mysteries of the magnificent expanse of water.

The loch has been notoriously difficult to survey in the past because of its depth, steep underwater slopes and poor visibilty. The intelligent marine scanning device can approach areas of interest and image them at “extremely high resolution” and using sonar imaging to map vast areas to depths of 1,500m. 

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