The Loch Ness Monster Was REAL (170 Million Years Ago)

By Gary Cutlack on at

This thing here is a reconstruction of a new species of ichthyosaur, a sea-faring dinosaur uncovered in rocks around the Isle of Skye.

The sort-of-real Loch Ness monster would've been around 14 feet long, and has been pieced together from fragments found in the area over the last 50 years. This particular new species has been named Dearcmhara shawcrossi, in honour of fossil hunter Brian Shawcross, who first found part of its remains back on the island in 1959. [Sky News]

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