Fossils belonging to a new species of marine reptile that date back 170 million years have just been found in Scotland. It makes the theories surrounding the Loch Ness monster seem a little more credible....
Do you believe the Loch Ness monster exists?
No I don't think so. It is feasible some reptilian living fossil of a species may be there but is seems unlikely when so many people have searched to no avail. Maybe Lochie was only ever meant to live in our imaginations.
While I definitely believe such a creature existed millions of years ago, I'm not so sure about now. If there were, there would be more than one, and probably not live in such a confined area of water. I would be willing to believe that there was a creature in the deep depths of the sea that once swam into the Loch and then out again, but not one that lives there.
Nope. It would be cool if it did but that lake has been searched very thoroughly, finding nothing. I don't think finding fossils there makes it any more credible. That's like saying there might be Muttaburrasaurus in Queensland because we found their skeletons there. They're long dead and we'd certainly have found them by now if they weren't.
No. Perhaps a very long time ago, but certainly not now. Besides, if they did exist, wouldn't we have witnessed them closer to the surface of the water or on land? After all, don't reptiles regulate their temperature by sun baking?