MYS­TER­IES OF THE DEEP

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A new in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been launched to find un­usual crea­tures lurk­ing in Loch Ness. A global group of sci­en­tists, the Su­per Nat­u­ral His­tory team, will in­ves­ti­gate the loch’s in­hab­i­tants with the aim of un­cov­er­ing ir­reg­u­lar species. In ad­di­tion to sam­pling the wa­ter, the ex­am­i­na­tion in­volves sam­pling the con­cen­tra­tion of liv­ing things from the wa­ter and ex­tract­ing their DNA. The team will take sam­ples from the loch over a twoweek pe­riod to de­ter­mine the types of crea­tures liv­ing there. Con­trol groups are sam­pling nearby Lochs Mo­rar, Oich and Garry. Re­sults are to be re­vealed early next year. Right: The Su­per Nat­u­ral His­tory team pre­pare to in­ves­ti­gate.

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