An intriguing new statistical study seemingly strikes a significant blow to the longstanding theory that the Loch Ness Monster could be a giant European eel. For decades, the proverbial 'eel hypothesis' has been seen as the most likely explanation for the mysterious creature that bewildered witnesses occasionally spot at the iconic Scottish site. The theory was bolstered by a 2019 environmental DNA study which found that the creatures were particularly plentiful in Loch Ness. However, a newly published paper from data analyst Floe Foxon suggests that the likelihood of Nessie being a giant eel is actually shockingly low.
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