Barnstaple's Loch Ness Monster - suggestion?!

Thanks for the post about the 'nessie', gave us a good giggle and then a fun discussion about what it could actually have been!

Given it was flat calm and warm, and the creature was quite distant, we reckon perhaps a dolphin or similar that was highly distorted via a mirage effect?? Objects near the horizon over the sea sometimes appear stretched due to the temperature contrast with the air, they often don't look wobbly like heat hazes do. Our guess anyway :)

Posted October 15th, 2014 at 10:26 pm by Helen Whitall in Bird News