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There is a monster that people say lives in the Loch Ness lake in the of Scotland. It is called the Loch Ness Monster, or "Nessie" for . It looks kind of like a , with a small head on a long neck and on its back. People first spotted Nessie in 1933. Since then, there have been many and a few photographs. Now, scientists from New Zealand will use a technique to see if there really is a Loch Ness Monster. A research , led by Professor Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago, will use a technique called eDNA sampling to try and find some of Nessie's DNA. Professor Gemmell says this will show if the monster exists or not.

Sightings of the Loch Ness Monster are in the newspapers. Loch Ness is in the Scottish Highlands. The word "loch" is the Scots for "lake". Many scientists have tried to find the monster before. They have even sent sonar to the bottom of the loch, which is 230 metres deep. All of the that people have taken of Nessie over the are blurred. Some people say they are just car floating in the . Gemmell says he will test water from the loch. He said there should be DNA from the monster's , urine and other things. He will check all DNA found and make sure it is not from marine animals. If he finds DNA not known to , that could belong to Nessie.

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