Jeremy Wade waded into the famous Scottish lake Loch Ness in an episode of the documentary series River Monsters. The entire crew excitedly awaited the appearance of the mythical creature, but it did not happen. The prospector said that it was so dark under the surface that he wouldn’t have seen the legendary loch even if she was standing right in front of him. Such great darkness honestly scared him. “The water is translucent but dark in color, the color of tea from the peat that has floated down from the peat bogs in the surrounding mountains. The deeper I go, the darker it gets, until it’s literally dark,” he revealed, adding that there could be even a submarine, but the water is so dark that it simply wouldn’t be visible. As for the possibility that the Loch Ness Monster exists, some scientists say it is not out of the question. The mythical creature has been a part of Scottish folklore for centuries. Very few people believe that the lochneska really exists, partly because no one has been able to obtain any conclusive evidence and partly because the animal appears to have a long neck and a small head similar to a plesiosaur. In that case, the creature would not be able to survive in Loch Ness, as its natural environment is salt water. Photo gallery (2) Source: Getty Images However, scientists from the University of Bath, the University of Portsmouth in Great Britain and Morocco’s Université Hassan II discovered small plesiosaur fossils in a hundred-million-year-old river system that is now the Moroccan Sahara. Fossils include the bones and teeth of a three-meter-long adult, and the arm bone of a 1.5-meter-long cub. Experts suggest that these creatures commonly lived and fed in fresh water, along with frogs, crocodiles, turtles, fish and the giant aquatic dinosaur Spinosaurus. Based on these fossils, it appears that plesiosaurs were adapted to tolerate and perhaps even spend their lives in fresh water like today’s river dolphins. It is these findings that make the existence of Lochneska “probable”. But experts pointed out that the fossil record indicates that after nearly 150 million years, the last plesiosaurs finally died out at the same time as the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago.
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