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Old 09-21-2016, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Maine
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We get harbor seals near where I live all the time. That photo sure looks like seals to me.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:53 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I do see how it could be seals, but I didn't know there were seals in Loch Ness either. Another thing it COULD be is a giant eel, which there have been cases of in waters in the UK and Europe both. However eels don't "hump up" above the surface like that. It's a cool pic regardless of what it is. In all my time watching seals and sea lions I've never seen a display like that.
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Old 06-03-2017, 06:46 PM
 
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The head looks distinctly seal-like, or perhaps dog-like.

The article says in a couple of places the entire creature is only two meters (6+ feet) long. If so, the head is tiny.

The splash pattern also seems odd for one creature.

Once a mystery becomes entrenched, as Nessie certainly has, it becomes an irresistible lure for hoaxers.

When a mystery has a specific geographic locale, there is a strong economic incentive to perpetuate the mystery.

The verdict: a hoax, unless Loch Ness is teeming with playful seals (and if it is, why did anyone ever think there was a Nessie in the first place?).

If there were a Nessie, and what is shown in this photo were her, I'd be highly disappointed. If this is what the mystery has been about all these years, what a dud. I want, at a minimum, an aquatic T. Rex.

Just in case anyone doesn't know, you can keep up with all this sort of stuff, and lots more, by a daily visit to www.anomalist.com.
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