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

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

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