Friday, May 04, 2007

Loch Ness Toad

MIT researchers carrying out a sonar survey of Loch Ness have been amazed to find a common toad crawling in the mud 98m down.
From BBC news:

The institute said the scan was part of its continuing efforts to find animal remains preserved at the low temperatures at the loch bottom that might explain unusual sightings on the surface.

MIT said it had completed a side-scan sonar map of the entire length of the loch - which is about 750ft (228m) at its deepest point. The data has been compared with a geological map of the bottom made by Sir Edward Murray using plumb lines 100 years ago.