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August 1, 2003

Loch Ness rocks dated at 13,000 years ago contain sea life.  This indicates that Loch Ness was open to sea creatures large and small 13,000 years ago. But the sea life might have been brought to the loch by a glacier.  

July 30,  2003

BBC says there is no Nessie.  (They're welcome to their opinion, so in all fairness, we give the link, just as we do for all the supporting websites.)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3096839.stm


The Press & Journal, Inverness, Scotland
31 March 2000

NESSIE RESEARCHERS DETECT MYSTERY SNORTING                             
                               
by Dawn Thompson

             Former military equipment employed in a bid to reveal the
             secrets of Loch Ness has picked up mystery snorting
             noises deep in the water.

              At one point the underwater source of the sounds appeared to
              barge into a hydrophone - once used to track Russian
              submarines - which was sending the information back to
              researchers.

              The Global Underwater Search Team which carried out the
              research says the noises are very similar to those picked up
              in Lake Seljordsvatnet in Norway while a monster hunt was
              under way there.

              If further analysis bears out the superficial resemblance it
              could suggest Nessie has a Scandanavian brother or sister,
              Nessie 2000 expedition leader Jan Sundberg said yesterday.

              The sounds will now be sent to the Marine Research
              Institute in Bergen for analysis as well as to Swedish
              intelligence experts.

              Mr Sundberg said the team was delighted with the
              information yielded during the search.

              The four-man team picked up the unexplained sounds from
              a hydrophone positioned about 100 metres out into
              Urquhart Bay late on Saturday, the night before they were
              due to leave the area.

              Mr Sundberg added: "It was really exciting. We were sitting
              round the table. We said there are a lot of sounds here that
              we cannot match. Then all of a sudden we heard this
              snorting, a small faint one.

              "Oh my God, we said, that's a Norwegian sound."

              The sound over the course of two hours intermittently came
              nearer until at one point its source appeared to be very
              close.

              "Our hydrophone engineer Goran Rajala said it sounded like
              it actually bumped into the hydrophone."

              During the Norwegian expedition a strange sound -
              described as a "cross between a snorting horse and an
              eating pig" - was recorded. The team decided to try Loch
              Ness which has similar features.

              "We wondered if this sound was here as well. It could be a
              creature of some species, this sound that we recorded."

              Although the Loch Ness sound was of a similar low level to
              the Norwegian noise, Mr Sundberg said it came in shorter
              blasts.

              Depending on the results of the tests and comparisons with
              the Norwegian sound, they could lend weight to the theory
              that Nessie has a brother or sister in Scandanavia.

              Gary Campbell, president of the Official Loch Ness
              Monster Fan Club, said: "It's very encouraging, the fact that
              the equipment has picked up unknown sounds."

              Mr Campbell has recorded the sounds for broadcast on his
              Internet radio station on
www.internetradio.co.uk


SCOTTISH INTERNET RADIO:
http://www.scottish.internetradio.co.uk/index.html#nessiesounds
http://www.scottish.internetradio.co.uk/index.html#nessiesounds