Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The monster of Loch Ness

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Loch Ness Lake is located in the North of Scotland and is one of a series of interlinked lochs (lakes) which run along the Great Glen. The Great Glen is a distinctive incision which runs across the country and represents a large geological fault zone. For many years it has been supposed that there is a large dinosaur-like "monster" resident in Loch Ness. The evidence for its existence are a series of sightings of a plesiosaur-like dinosaur throughout the last 100 years. The case has occasionally been supported by indistinct photographic evidence.




However, several scientific studies have been conducted, including thorough sonar surveys of the loch, and these have not revealed any presence of such a "monster". The size of this monster is 12 - 15 m (40-50 ft) and it has a long, snake-like neck. It is populary believed to be female and is fondly called NessieRegardless of the truth, the suggestion of the Monster's existence makes Loch Ness one of Scotland's top tourist attractions. 
Source: 'The Loch Ness Monster'(abridged and adapted)

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2 comments:

  1. I like this the story!
    In my opinion should write more about Scotland!

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  2. Thanks for the tip, Daniel. I'll have that in mind!

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