With only two Nessie reports on the books so far this year, researchers are blaming the downturn in sightings on an abundance of trees at the famed location.
Gary Campbell of the Loch Ness Monster Fan Club laments that the popular tourist destination has been beset with an overgrowth of vegetation that prevents visitors from actually seeing the water.
According to him, a stunning 22 of the 24 miles of road running alongside the loch feature forestry that blocks the view of the site for drivers.
"People come from all over the world desperate to see Nessie, they drive the length of the loch and all they see is trees," Campbell groused to STV news.
More on this weird story at the Coast to Coast AM website.