Google Street View will now use their cutting edge technology to help you search for the Loch Ness Monster, from home. The project is being launched today on the anniversary of the release of a faked photograph of the monster which was published in a British newspaper in 1934. The well known and highly regarded British surgeon, Col Robert Wilson, claimed he took the iconic photograph days earlier when he was driving along the northern shore of Loch Ness in Scotland. It later turned out to be a toy submarine fitted with a sea-serpent head.
Googles new technology works while searching the loch, users of the site will find Google’s yellow Pegman icon changes to a Nessie “peg-monster”.
Loch Ness expert Adrian Shine spent a number of days with the Google Street View and Catlin Seaview Survey teams as they performed an operation to photograph above and below the waters. Mr Shine said the project was “cloaked in secrecy”, adding: “When people asked about the ripples in the Loch during the special diving expeditions for once I had no opinion. “I’m so proud to have been part of this initiative and I hope people worldwide enjoy exploring Street View to have a look and then be inspired to travel to Scotland to discover this area of magical beauty and natural intrigue. “
Google has also promoted the project with a Nessie-themed Google Doodle on its search page.