Loch Ness Monster Could Be A Giant Eel, Scientist Says | TODAY

Loch Ness Monster Could Be A Giant Eel, Scientist Says | TODAY


LOCH TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CREATURES REALLY DO LURK BENEATH CREATURES REALLY DO LURK BENEATH THAT MYSTERIOUS DEEP WATER. THAT MYSTERIOUS DEEP WATER.>>GET DOWN TO IT.>>GET DOWN TO IT.>>Reporter: HE SAYS THEY’VE>>Reporter: HE SAYS THEY’VE CRACKED THE LOCH NESS CODE, FOR CRACKED THE LOCH NESS CODE, FOR ALMOST A CENTURY LOCH NESS HAS ALMOST A CENTURY LOCH NESS HAS BEEN THE SETTING FOR ONE OF THE BEEN THE SETTING FOR ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST MYSTERIES. WORLD’S GREATEST MYSTERIES. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CLAIM TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CLAIM TO HAVE SEEN — HAVE SEEN –>>A HUMP COME OUT OF THE WATER.>>A HUMP COME OUT OF THE WATER.>>A TORPEDO GOING THROUGH THE>>A TORPEDO GOING THROUGH THE WATER. WATER.>>Reporter: AND FILMED AN>>Reporter: AND FILMED AN UNKNOWN CREATURE IN LOCH NESS. UNKNOWN CREATURE IN LOCH NESS. LAST YEAR WE FOLLOWED THE LAST YEAR WE FOLLOWED THE PROFESSOR AND HIS TEAM AS THEY PROFESSOR AND HIS TEAM AS THEY BEGAN THEIR INVESTIGATION TO BEGAN THEIR INVESTIGATION TO DISCOVER JUST WHAT DOES LIVE DISCOVER JUST WHAT DOES LIVE THERE. THERE.>>THE WATER CONTAINS AN>>THE WATER CONTAINS AN ABUNDANCE OF LIFE. ABUNDANCE OF LIFE.>>Reporter: THEY EXTRACTED>>Reporter: THEY EXTRACTED SAMPLES OF WATER FROM ALL OVER SAMPLES OF WATER FROM ALL OVER THE LOCH, COLLECTING DNA, ALL THE LOCH, COLLECTING DNA, ALL LIVING CREATURES IN THE LOCH LIVING CREATURES IN THE LOCH WILL LEAVE A TRACE. WILL LEAVE A TRACE.>>PERHAPS THERE’S SOMETHING>>PERHAPS THERE’S SOMETHING MYSTERIOUS IN THERE TOO. MYSTERIOUS IN THERE TOO.>>Reporter: FOR DECADES MANY>>Reporter: FOR DECADES MANY RESEARCHERS BELIEVED THE MONSTER RESEARCHERS BELIEVED THE MONSTER MIGHT BE A JURASSIC REPTILE. MIGHT BE A JURASSIC REPTILE.>>THERE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE ANY>>THERE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE ANY OF THAT DNA IN THE LOCH NESS. OF THAT DNA IN THE LOCH NESS.>>WORLD’S GREATEST MYSTERY.>>WORLD’S GREATEST MYSTERY.>>Reporter: A TWO HOUR TRAVEL>>Reporter: A TWO HOUR TRAVEL SPECIAL FOLLOWS THE QUEST IN HIS SPECIAL FOLLOWS THE QUEST IN HIS LABORATORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LABORATORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO IN NEW ZEALAND, ANALYZING OTAGO IN NEW ZEALAND, ANALYZING MILLIONS OF DNA SEQUENCES AND MILLIONS OF DNA SEQUENCES AND PRODUCING A COMPLETE PICTURE OF PRODUCING A COMPLETE PICTURE OF EVERYTHING THAT LIVES IN THE EVERYTHING THAT LIVES IN THE LOCH. LOCH. ♪ I’M THE MONSTER OF LOCH NESS ♪ ♪ I’M THE MONSTER OF LOCH NESS ♪>>IT CHARTS THE INCREDIBLE>>IT CHARTS THE INCREDIBLE HISTORY FOR THE HUNT FOR THE HISTORY FOR THE HUNT FOR THE MONSTER. MONSTER.>>DAN SCOTT CAY LER WENT DOWN>>DAN SCOTT CAY LER WENT DOWN THERE, AND HE SAID IT BUMPED THERE, AND HE SAID IT BUMPED INTO HIS SUBMARINE. INTO HIS SUBMARINE.>>THE FAKERS WHO FOOLED THE>>THE FAKERS WHO FOOLED THE WORLD. WORLD.>>THE FOOTPRINTS WERE MADE WITH>>THE FOOTPRINTS WERE MADE WITH THE CAST OF A LEFT FOOT OF A HIP THE CAST OF A LEFT FOOT OF A HIP PO NOT MUS. PO NOT MUS.>>>THE TALK OF STALKING LOCH>>>THE TALK OF STALKING LOCH NESS, BIG ANIMALS, 12, 16 FOOT NESS, BIG ANIMALS, 12, 16 FOOT IN LENGTH. IN LENGTH. THEY COULD BE A MONSTER. THEY COULD BE A MONSTER.>>Reporter: ONLY PROBLEM IS –>>Reporter: ONLY PROBLEM IS –>>WE HAVEN’T GOT ANY EVIDENCE>>WE HAVEN’T GOT ANY EVIDENCE AT ALL OF CAT FISH DNA IN OUR AT ALL OF CAT FISH DNA IN OUR SAMPLES. SAMPLES.>>Reporter: BUT THE PROFESSOR>>Reporter: BUT THE PROFESSOR SAYS THERE’S ONE POSSIBLE SAYS THERE’S ONE POSSIBLE CANDIDATE. CANDIDATE.>>AN AWFUL LOT OF EEL DNA IN>>AN AWFUL LOT OF EEL DNA IN LOCH NESS. LOCH NESS. COULD THERE BE A GIANT EEL? COULD THERE BE A GIANT EEL? THERE ARE MUTATIONS THAT MAKE THERE ARE MUTATIONS THAT MAKE THINGS MUCH LARGER THAN NORMAL? THINGS MUCH LARGER THAN NORMAL?>>Reporter: COULD THIS BE>>Reporter: COULD THIS BE NESSIE? NESSIE? CASE CLOSED? CASE CLOSED? WELL, NOT QUITE. WELL, NOT QUITE. THE PROFESSOR SAYS 20% OF HIS THE PROFESSOR SAYS 20% OF HIS DNA SAMPLES ARE STILL UNENCODED DNA SAMPLES ARE STILL UNENCODED AND HE’S PUT THAT INFORMATION AND HE’S PUT THAT INFORMATION ONLINE SO PEOPLE CAN REACH THEIR ONLINE SO PEOPLE CAN REACH THEIR OWN CONCLUSIONS. OWN CONCLUSIONS. NOW, ACCORDING TO LEGEND THERE NOW, ACCORDING TO LEGEND THERE HAVE BEEN SIGHTINGS OF SOMETHING HAVE BEEN SIGHTINGS OF SOMETHING STRANGE IN LOCH NESS FOR OVER A STRANGE IN LOCH NESS FOR OVER A THOUSAND YEARS. THOUSAND YEARS. SO WITH THAT 20% OF UNDECIPHERED SO WITH THAT 20% OF UNDECIPHERED DNA, THAT LEAVES SOME WIGGLE DNA, THAT LEAVES SOME WIGGLE ROOM. ROOM. GUYS, WE STILL CAN’T BE SURE GUYS, WE STILL CAN’T BE SURE THERE ISN’T SOMETHING STRANGE IN THERE ISN’T SOMETHING STRANGE IN THOSE WATERS. THOSE WATERS.>>OKAY.>>OKAY. KELLY, THANK YOU. KELLY, THANK YOU. LOOKS LIKE THE MYSTERY LOOKS LIKE THE MYSTERY CONTINUES. CONTINUES.>>MY MONEY’S ON GIANT EEL.>>MY MONEY’S ON GIANT EEL.>>GIANT EEL?>>GIANT EEL?>>REALLY?>>REALLY?>>WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS>>WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS SINCE WE WERE KIDS, THE LOCH SINCE WE WERE KIDS, THE LOCH NESS MONSTER, IT’S KIND OF FUN. NESS MONSTER, IT’S KIND OF FUN. I’M KIND OF INTO THE MYSTERY. I’M KIND OF INTO THE MYSTERY.>>I’M GOING WITH THAT.>>I’M GOING WITH THAT.>>DO YOU BELIEVE?>>DO YOU BELIEVE?>>I BELIEVE.>>I BELIEVE.>>>BY THE WAY IF YOU BELIEVE OR>>>BY THE WAY IF YOU BELIEVE OR IF YOU JUST WANT TO FIND OUT

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