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The so-called ‘surgeon’s photograph’ taken by gynaecologist Robert Wilson (actually made from a toy submarine) first published in the Daily Mail in 1934. Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

The Loch Ness monster: a modern history

Recent sightings of the Loch Ness monster have led to renewed speculation about its origins
For centuries, sailors have told tales of milky seas – huge swaths of ocean glowing on dark nights, seen in blue in this false–color satellite image. Steven D. Miller/NOAA

Scientists are using new satellite tech to find glow-in-the-dark milky seas of maritime lore

When conditions are just right in some parts of the Indian Ocean, a type of bacteria will multiply and start to glow. Satellites are helping scientists study these milky seas for the first time.

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