View Full Version : Arctic fossils are not ancestors of Nessie

Sunday, September 5th, 2004, 02:54 PM

Fossils found by Norwegian scientists were dismissed today as being remnants of ancestors of the Loch Ness Monster. Norwegian researchers on a remote Arctic island recovered rare fossil remains of two giant marine reptiles, one of which was said to be reminiscent of the fabled Nessie. The well-preserved fossils of the extinct ichthyosaur and plesiosaur were found on the Svalbard islands, north of the Norwegian mainland.