There is legendary monster that people say lives in deep Loch Ness lake in north of Scotland. It is called Loch Ness Monster, or "Nessie" for short. It looks kind of like dinosaur, with a small head on long neck and humps on its back. People first spotted Nessie in 1933. Since then, there have been many sightings and few photographs. Now, scientists from New Zealand will use special technique to see if there really is a Loch Ness Monster. A research team, led by Professor Neil Gemmell of University of Otago, will use technique called eDNA sampling to try and find some of Nessie's DNA. Professor Gemmell says this will show if the monster really exists or not.
Sightings of Loch Ness Monster are often in newspapers. Loch Ness is in Scottish Highlands. The word "loch" is Scots word for "lake". Many scientists have tried to find monster before. They have even sent sonar equipment to bottom of the loch, which is 230 metres deep. All of photographs that people have taken of Nessie over the years are blurred. Some people say they are just car tyres floating in water. Gemmell says he will test water from loch. He said there should be DNA from monster's skin, urine and other things. He will check all DNA found and make sure it is not from other marine animals. If he finds DNA not known to scientists, that could belong to Nessie.