An Alaskan biologist may have identified the “lake monster” in the state’s Lake Iliamna that has had reported sightings since the 1940s. “Illie” could be a sleeper shark, said Bruce Wright, a biologist at the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association in Anchorage. However, he said, sleeper sharks do not break the surface of the water during the day, leaving some doubt to the identity of the lake monster. This summer, Wright will explore the lake to determine if sleeper sharks do live there.
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