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Loch Ness Monster Photographed by 9-Year-Old?

The Daily Star has a new article up on a recent "sighting" of a Loch Ness Monster. A nine year old boy believes he captured it in a photograph.
Sam Knight and his mom think they photographed Nessie
(Daily Star)

It reads:

"A NINE-YEAR-OLD believes he spotted the legendary Loch Ness  Monster after taking a snap of what looked like [the] mysterious sea beast floating in the water.
"Sam Knight took the amazing photo during a cruise on the Scottish loch with his mum Dr Jo Knight.
"The picture shows a dark triangle shape breaking the surface in an area known as a top Loch Ness monster spot. 
"And experts - who at first were divided over whether it was a wave or an animal - have credited it as an official sighting of the monster at the centre of the 1,500-year-old Highlands legend.
"The sighting is the eighth this year, the highest annual total so far this century.
"The youngster was so keen to go monster-spotting during a family holiday in the area he even brought ropes in the hope of tying Nessie to the boat and a kit to take genetic samples.
"And during the cruise Sam took hundreds of pictures of the sea creature which have now emerged online.
"Dr Jo, a genetics expert at Lancaster University, said: 'Sam is very excited.
"'It appears to be a very dark shape somewhere in Urquhart Bay. It is part of the mystery.'
"She also said her and Sam do not think Nessie is a long-necked dinosaur, but possibly a giant eel or sturgeon.
"Nessie records keeper Gary Campbell said 2017 had been a 'vintage' year for sightings, with newlyweds Rebecca and Paul Stewart spotting a large fin just last month.
"Meanwhile in October, strange footage emerged shooting a mysterious finned creature lurking in the River Thames.
"A black creature appeared on the surface near the University of Greenwich and people had no idea what it was."

Now, a couple observations:

First, Nessie could not be a "long necked dinosaur" since dinosaurs were land animals. The plesiosaur, a long necked marine reptile, is often mistakenly called a dinosaur and that is a popular theory as to what Nessie could be.

Regarding sightings of the monster this year, there have been eight now that made major news. However, I bet that most of them are not a Nessie. And some definitely aren't - for example, this one here.

And this one is not either.

It is obvious to me, from seeing the picture, that the "monster" in it is nothing of the sort. What does it look like? A wave. And stuff like this happens all the time at Loch Ness. The waves on the water can look like the humped back of an unknown animal, and when eager seekers like Knight go there to see that, that is what the waves are mistaken for.

So should this be counted as Nessie sighting #8? No.


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