A new university study is giving Nessie lovers goosebumps. They say it's now "plausible" that a creature like the Loch Ness monster could live in the famous Scottish Loch.
This legendary monster has been sighted (and photographed many times) for so long. But most scientists claimed it was impossible for a dinosaur-like underwater creature to exist in this very deep lake. Until now.
But researchers at the University of Bath, the University of Portsmouth in the UK, and Université Hassan II found plesiosaur fossils in a 100-million-year-old river that is now Morocco's Sahara Desert. They maintain now that these "Nessie" type creatures lived in freshwater bodies alongside fish, frogs, crocodiles, and the aquatic dinosaur Spinosaurus.
Learning that these types of dinosaurs could adapt and live in fresh water, they have admitted that it's plausible that there could be what we call the "Loch Ness Monster".
But, they also caution that the last of the plesiosaurs died out 66 million years ago. That makes one surviving in Scotland, highly unlikely. But it is plausible.