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    Reading from multiple sources definitely helps to fill in the clues needed to solve a mystery.  the Loch Ness Monster is a mystery.  So, let's dig deeper today.

    THIS amazing sonar image from a boat on Loch Ness has sparked fresh interest in the existence of the lake's most famous inhabitant.

    Sonar (an acronym for SOund Navigation And Ranging) is a technique that uses sound propagation (usually underwater, as in submarine navigation) to navigate, communicate with or detect objects on or under the surface of the water, such as other vessels.  It sends out a sound and detects the bounce back of the sound.

    The screenshot shows an image captured by sonar equipment on the Jacobite Queen, which sails around the loch every day.

    Skipper John Askew said: "This image certainly grabbed our attention. The Jacobite Queen spends every day sailing up and down the loch with the sonar on and this reading is the most unusual we have seen for quite some time.

    "It's impossible to tell what we've picked up here, but along with those satellite images, you can't help feeling that reports of the Loch Ness Monster's demise may be premature."

     

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