Scotland’s True Loch Ness Monster Revealed
Science| | By Mauricio Castillo
The Storr Lochs monster is estimated to have been the ruler of the deep ocean nearly 170 million years ago, according to scientists. “People don’t realize that real sea monsters used to exist,” said paleontologist Steve Brusatte of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Geosciences. “They were bigger, scarier and more fascinating than the myth of Nessie.” In fact, the fossil itself had been discovered 50 years ago, but it was left untouched due to being buried deep in rock. Because of technological advances, the University of Edinburgh, National Museums Scotland, and energy company SSE worked in unison to remove the fossil while maintaining its integrity. Natural-History-Conservation.com, forming the complete structure of the sea monster was like completing a puzzle that contained over 140 pieces.