Tag Archive for Loch Ness Monster

Bad science Writing Example A: Linking plesiosaurs to the Loch Ness Monster

An obviously inexperienced science journalist latches on to the mistaken and downright nonsensical idea that plesiosaurs = Loch Ness Monster. Then, media outlets propagate the silliness. The fossil remains of a giant marine reptile have just been discovered by a team of researchers from the University Of Alaska Museum Of The North. The remains were…

Nessie: It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood

The local nature conservancy group has proposed that runoff into the Loch Ness may spark reports of the mythical monster because people mistake logs as the creature. Has the mystery of the ‘Log Ness Monster’ been solved? – Environment – The Independent. After an unprecedented 18 months without a “confirmed sighting”, several people have come forward in…

Loch Ness geological explanation resurfaces, is sunk

A not new, not news, story is making rounds as “news”, a geological explanation for the Loch Ness phenomena. Loch Ness Monster: It’s Scotland’s Fault | LiveScience. […]Italian geologist Luigi Piccardi credits the Great Glen fault system for reported sightings of the legendary beast, Scientific American reports. “There are various effects on the surface of…

The Nessie database

Here is a nicely balanced piece about looking for the root cause of Loch Ness monster sightings. 3: The truth is down there: looking for answers in the Nessie Files | Herald Scotland. FOR the first time, a comprehensive database of all reported sightings of the Loch Ness monster is being complied. The creators of…

Event: 80 Years of the Loch Ness Monster

Wow. Wish I could attend this. Nessie at 80 | A Symposium Celebrating 80 Years of the Loch Ness Monster. As part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival there will be a one day conference celebrating the first modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster. Numbers are strictly limited for this unique event to be…

Nessie caught on sonar [Debatable]

Latest Nessie Sonar Contact: Loch Ness Monster This story appeared in the Scottish edition of the Daily Mail for Thursday 15th September 2011. It looks like it did not make the UK website of the Mail, so it is reproduced here for those outside of Scotland. From Scotland print edition of The Daily Mail: There…