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Loch Ness is a big, deep freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands, south of the town of Inverness. It is a picturesque spot which is best known for its most famous inhabitant, the Loch Ness monster.

On the last day of a six-day vigil at Loch Ness in April 1960, Tim Dinsdale, an aeronautical engineer, was driving slowly along a Cliffside road 100 meters above the water when he saw a reddish-brown humpbacked object floating about 1500 meters away. Tim immediately stopped his car and grabbed his camera. The object began moving towards the far shore. Dinsdale filmed what he was sure was the back of a semi-submerged animal. The creature swam in a slow zigzag manner, disappeared below the surface, and turned left along the opposite shore. It was surrounded by a huge wash of foam.

The Dinsdale evidence was shown on the BBC and on TV programs all over the world. The BBC began to receive many letters from people who claimed to have seen the monster. But soon the excitement died. The government was not willing to finance a scientific investigation. In 1966, the film was studied by a Royal Air Force photo-intelligence unit. They concluded that Loch Ness holds some huge object, probably alive. The report says that the object rose three feet above the waterline, moved at 16 km per hour and was definitely not a surface craft or a submarine. It was an animate object. At last the Loch Ness monster which had been treated as a myth and generally ignored had now become respectable.

A drawing and a model of the creature, based on the few existing photos and on more than 100 eyewitness reports, present a strange-looking animal. It looks like a plesiosaur -- a fish -- eating, egg-laying reptile from the age of the dinosaurs. The plesiosaur could grow to 10 meters in length. It had a barrel-shaped body, four limbs, a long slender neck, a tiny head with a large mouth and pointed teeth. The animal had become extinct about 70 million years ago and discovery of a living specimen would be sensational. It is not as impossible as it seems because in 1938 some fisherman caught a primitive fish, the coelacanth which was believed to be extinct for just as long. Animals like the coelacanth which are very primitive are called 'living fossils'.

Some naturalists believe that the Loch Ness monster, or Nessie as she is fondly called, could be a giant sea slug. Such a creature could contort its body into one, two or three humps seen by different witnesses. Others think it is a kind of marine bristle worm. This also has appendages called false feet, a big head and a body that can be bent into humps visible in the water.

 

Based on the passage given, write a summary:

of how the Loch Ness monster was first discovered and what the creature probably looks like

 

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be in continuous writing ( not in note form )

not be longer than 130 words, including the 10 words given below

 

Begin your summary as follow:

In April 1960, after a six-day wait, Tim Dinsdale saw a ...

 
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In April 1960, after a six-day wait, Tim Dinsdale saw a humpbacked object floating in Loch Ness. He filmed the object which was confirmed in 1966 by a Royal Air Force Unit as an animate object. It resembled a plesiosaur, a reptile believed to be extinct about 70 million years ago ! The Dinsdale film initially caused a lot of excitement, with many eyewitness claims. An old myth had become a reality. The creature, or Nessie, was described as having a barrel-shaped body, four limbs, a long thin neck, a tiny head and a large mouth with pointed teeth. some naturalists think that the monster is probably a giant sea slug or a marine bristle worm. This also ahs fake limbs and can contort its body into visible humps. (127 words)
     
 
 

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