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Loch Ness & Morar Project

Loch Ness & Morar Project

Project that grew out of the Loch Morar Expedition to investigate reports of a monster named "Mhorag," similar to the Loch Ness Monster. Originating in 1970-72, the Loch Morar Survey investigated with manned observation equipment, then used underwater television in 1975. Later, sonar monitoring was the favored procedure. In spite of largely negative findings, the project continued to survey both Loch Morar and Loch Ness. In 1974 the project used divers and dredging in search of organic matter, on the supposition that if there had been large animals in the loch over a longer period, there should be organic remains. This search was inconclusive.

In the 1980s the project intensified its use of sonar equipment and underwater photography. An ambitious project, "Operation Deepscan," engaged more than 20 small boats to sweep the whole area of Loch Ness using sonar and video scanning. Although the results were largely ambiguous, there were three unexplained sonar contacts, indicating something that might be large fishes.

Address: The Original Loch Ness Exhibition Centre, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, Scotland.


Campbell, Steuart Campbell. The Loch Ness Monster: The Evidence. Wellingborough, England: Aquarian Press, 1986.

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