- August 28, 2023
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject : Geography
Section: Places in news
Context: Loch Ness Exploration, a volunteer research group, is leading the latest search, billed as the largest conducted from the surface of the lake since 1972.
More about the Loch Ness Monster:
- In Scottish folklore, the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie is said to be a creature that inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.
- It is often described as large in size with a long neck and one or more humps protruding from the water.
- Since the 1900s, the legend of the “Loch Ness Monster” has been the subject of much debate around the world. In the absence of any conclusive evidence, there have been various theories about whether such a prehistoric creature ever existed, or whether it was an identifiable creature.
- The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a phenomenon without biological basis, explaining sightings as hoaxes, wishful thinking, and the misidentification of mundane objects.
Details about Loch Ness Lake:
- Loch Ness is a large freshwater lake located in the Scottish Highlands.
- It is the second-largestScottish loch by surface area after Loch Lomond
- It stretches for about 37 kilometers in length and is around 230 meters deep, making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe.
- It takes its name from the River Ness, which flows from the northern end.
- The southern end connects to Loch Oich by the River Oich and a section of the Caledonian Canal. The northern end connects to Loch Dochfour via the River Ness, which then ultimately leads to the North Sea via the Moray Firth.