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Loch Ness is famous throughout the world as an area of outstanding natural beauty Loch Ness is famous throughout the world as an area of outstanding natural beauty

VisitScotland Welcomes Study of Loch Ness

A new investigation to uncover anything unusual lurking in Loch Ness has begun.

The mission to identify what lives in the UK’s biggest by volume freshwater loch is being led by the Super Natural History team, a global group of scientists, and has been hailed by VisitScotland as an exciting venture into the mystery of Nessie.

The examination involves water sampling, the concentration of living things from that water and the extraction of their DNA. The team will sample all over the loch over a two-week period to determine the types of creatures that live there.

The samples will be sent to labs in New Zealand, Australia, Denmark and France to be analysed and the final findings of the search will be released in early 2019.