Professor Neil Gammel from the New Zealand University of Otago together with colleagues from Great Britain, Germany, the USA, Australia and France will conduct DNA tests of samples from the bottom of Loch Ness. The research should put an end to the legends about the existence of a certain monster in the bowels of the lake.
Living creatures leave a lot of DNA in the form of skin particles or feathers or scales, waste of life and so on. Experts want to collect as many DNA samples from the bottom of the lake and compare them with the base of various creatures. If in some case there is no coincidence, then the Loch Ness monster really can exist.
The professor himself seems to be skeptical about the existence of a monster of legends: he says that for a monster people could take catfish, sturgeon or other large fish.
In addition to debunking (or confirming) the myth, specialists at the same time will receive a lot of information about the inhabitants of Loch Ness.