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What Is The Loch Ness Monster?

What is the Loch Ness Monster?

Is it real?

I know there have been other supposed reported sightings of loch ness-like creatures around the globe, so could they all be what the Loch Ness Monster is?

Asked by Micle

More Information about the Loch Ness Monster:

Loch Ness Facts – Loch Ness is the largest body of fresh water in Britain.

  1. There is more water in Loch Ness than all the other lakes in England, Scotland and Wales put together.What Is The Loch Ness Monster?
  2. It is around twenty two and a half miles long and between one and one and a half miles wide, a depth of 754 feet with the bottom of the loch being as flat as a bowling green.
  3. It holds 263 thousand million cubic feet of water which is around 16 million 430 thousand million gallons of water with a surface area of 14000 acres and could hold the population of the world 10 times over.
  4. It is fed by 7 major rivers the Oich, Tarff, Enrich, Coiltie, Moriston, Foyers and Farigaig plus numerous burns, with only one outlet the River Ness which flows 7 miles through Inverness into the Moray Firth 52 feet below the loch surface.
  5. During a heavy rainfall the lochs level has been known to rise by as much as 7 feet and a rise of 2 feet is common place.
  6. The rain catchment area for Loch Ness is so large that a rainfall of just quarter of an inch adds 11.000.000 tons of water to the loch.
  7. It is said that the loch never freezes and this is true.
  8. Because of the great amount of water in the loch a thermocline lies at around 100 feet down in the loch. The top 100 feet of water alters temperature depending on the weather conditions but below the thermocline the temperature never alters from 44 degrees Fahrenheit. So as the surface water cools in winter and nears freezing point it sinks and is replaced by the warmer water from below. This can cause the loch to steam on very cold days, in fact it as been estimated that the heat given off by the loch in a winter is the equivalent to burning 2 million tons of coal.

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2 replies on “What Is The Loch Ness Monster?”

Hi Micle,

Marvelous, isn’t it, that creatures from the planet’s prehistoric past can still be found today, although, judging by the photos I found in my quick google search ‘most recent sightings of Loch Ness monster’ its changed shape and size entirely since that photo was taken.

At one stage scientists believe that the water beast was a plesiosaur, or one from that family that was a remnant of a different age. Ceolocanths, which were thought extinct for millions of years, were rediscovered in 1938, so the possibility of plesiosaurs still surviving is not impossible.

Nature is wonderful, it has a way of surviving, no matter what we chuck at it. In the end it will decide that humanity has done enough damage and cast us all back into the stone age. I just hope it happens ‘before’ we destroy every other animal on the planet.

Love & Peace

Hi Ama,

I am amazed by all this 🙂 I hope in the future the Loch Ness Monster(s) (and the other similar creatures reported world wide) will come out peacefully and we’ll have a good memory made of that if they are out there.
I have heard about that fish before that was found to be still alive. That was awesome.