On 29.05.2018 a German news magazine reported: An international research team wants to capture all living things in the legendary Loch Ness for the first time. DNA traces are to be collected on a broad basis in the Scottish lake, said the University of Otago in New Zealand. The team is headed by biomedicine professor Neil Gemmell. Incidentally, the researchers also hope that there is a real basis for the legend of the monster Nessie. From June, the scientists will examine samples from the water for genetic material of living things. "Whenever a creature moves through its environment, it leaves tiny DNA fragments of skin, scales, feathers, fur, feces, and urine. This DNA can be captured, sequenced, and then used to identify these creatures, "Gemmell said. Research Manager Gemmell is open for everything.
The aim is to create a detailed list of all creatures living in Loch Ness and to compare them with the creatures from other lakes. "Big fish like catfish and sturgeon were suggested as possible explanations for the monster myth, and we can test that idea and others very well," he says. If they actually encounter DNA that resembles the primeval sea creature, he would be surprised, the researcher admits.
My opinion: Nessie lives ... and tourism is booming around Loch Ness! Let's wait for the research result.
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
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SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT