Loch Ness Monster
nearly 1500 years, the story of the Loch Ness Monster has been spreading.
The Loch Ness Monster (scientific name “Nessiteras rhomboptery”),
affectionately known as Nessie, is a sea creature seen in a loch of the
United Kingdom, the Loch Ness. Loch Ness is the second largest freshwater
area in Scotland. Nessie’s possible existence was first revealed in
1933, and has often been described with having one to three humps, rarely
having more than 3 humps. This is probably attributed to the inferred
guess that Nessie usually only breaks the water surface for air, with all
its other activities underwater. Spotted year round, accounts of seeing
her have been reported over 3000 times. Why is it that cases of seeing her
are common then? Experts on this subject believe that later daylight hours
could confuse Nessie, and cause her to surface when people were still
around the Loch Ness. Places at which Nessie is most often spotted are
near the ancient ruin of Urquhart Castle.
of the earlier sightings of Nessie claims that Nessie came ashore from the
loch, using its tail to fell trees, and killed three witnesses. However,
this story cannot be confirmed.
It is thought that Nessie eats from the abundant supply of salmon, sea trout, arctic char, brown trout, eels and zooplankton in the loch. Obviously, a deep-sea creature of that size couldn’t survive solely on plants, which would be found ou