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Deck the Malls

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Ok, I'm a bit fuzzy on the details, I'm hoping people can fill in the blanks.

I understand that one of the scientists Sir Peter S... (something,) who first worked on the Loch Ness Monster case gave it a rather grand latin name.

That name is an exact anagram of " Monster Hoax by Sir Peter S! "

Anyone know more about this, like the guys name (although the angram only says " S " ) and the latin name of the monster.

Its in the dictionary of the paranormal- but I can find it right now!

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From the Wikipedia article:
In the early 1970s, a group led by American patent lawyer Robert Rines obtained some underwater photographs. One was a vague image, perhaps of a rhomboid flipper (others have argued the object could be air bubbles or a fish fin). On the basis of this photograph, Sir Peter Scott, one of Britain's best-known naturalists, announced in 1975 that the scientific name of the monster would henceforth be Nessiteras rhombopteryx1 (Greek for "The Ness monster with diamond-shaped fin). This would enable Nessie to be added to a British register of officially protected wildlife (but compare [3]). It has been noted by London newspapers that Nessiteras rhombopteryx is an anagram of "monster hoax by Sir Peter S." Monster-hunter Dr Robert Rines replied that the letters could also be rearranged to spell "Yes, both pix are monsters--R."
ETA: the numbers in the quote refer to links and references on wikipedia.

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