Blog of a course that allows students to learn how to use books, newspapers, magazines, journals, archives, databases, and the Internet to find and evaluate information on legendary creatures such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and other cryptids. It also encourages the developement of critical thinking skills to deal with extraordinary claims and ideas for thinking about them.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Plesiosaur or Something Else?
Most scientists thought the Loch Ness Monster to be a plesiosaur but others say that Loch Ness is too cold and doesn't have a high enough abundance of fish to support a meat eating reptile like the plesiosaur.
It would make more sense if some animal from the sea found it's way into the Loch as one scientist theory is. Researcher Adrian Shine's theory is that a "navigationally challenged Atlantic sturgeon" could have been the source of all the monster talk. If this was the case, however, the sturgeon would be long gone by now leaving nothing but the myth of the Loch Ness Monster behind.