What and Where is Loch Ness?
What is Loch Ness? With a new video making the rounds claiming to have the monster on tape, lets take a look.
Loch Ness is a large, deep freshwater lake in the Scottish Highlands extending for approximately 23 miles southwest of Inverness. Loch Ness is best known for the alleged sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster ("Nessie").
Loch Ness is the largest body of water on the geologic fault known as the Great Glen, which runs from Inverness in the north to Fort William in the south. The loch is one of a series of interconnected, bodies of water in Scotland. Loch Ness has exceptionally low water visibility due to high peat content in the surrounding soil. It is the second deepest lake in Scotland.
Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch by surface area after Loch Lomond at 21.8 sq mi but due to its extreme depth is the largest by volume. The loch contains more fresh water than all that in England and Wales combined. At its deepest the lake reaches 754 feet.
June 1, 2007 6:44 AM | Category: Lake