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More: Is Nessie a Huge Salamander?

Posted by: Steve Plambeck on May 2nd, 2015

…the locals actually did identify and name the animal in question as “the great salamander”, or more simply just “the salamander” for at least two centuries before outsiders came in telling them it must be this or that. There is historical documentation this is how the locals identified the beast long before the press came along trying to sell people on plesiosaurs and long necks. (Long neck sightings are distinctly in the minority in witness reports from Loch Ness, and then usually at distances that would preclude telling a tail from a neck).

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Of Loch Ness, Salamanders, and Buoyancy

Posted by: Steve Plambeck on October 15th, 2013

What could belly-up axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) and hungry tiger salamander tadpoles have to tell us about anything strange seen in Loch Ness?

Perhaps quite a bit, actually. It’s all a matter of specific gravity, evolutionary ploys, and how to tool around a large Scottish lake if you’re born without a swim bladder.

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Stop the Science! It’s Bad for Business!

Posted by: Steve Plambeck on June 12th, 2013

Known hoaxer George Edwards apparently believes so.  Edwards is the long time owner and operator of Loch Ness Cruises, and skipper of the tourist boat Nessie Hunter.  He is also infamous for having made a side career out of faking photographic evidence to sell to gullible tourists, and inventing the non-existent geological feature Edwards Deep, […]

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What Did Tim Dinsdale See at Loch Ness?

Posted by: Steve Plambeck on April 29th, 2013

This might be the time and place to mention one possible explanation for the irreconcilable differences between what Tim Dinsdale was certain he saw on April 23, 1960, and what he filmed. I don’t know if anyone else has ever ventured this, but here’s a go at it.

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