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Seagrass beds - Zostera marina / angustifolia beds on lower shore clean or muddy sand (SNH WMS)

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The Priority Marine Feature (PMF) list contains 81 habitats and species considered to be of conservation importance in Scotland's seas. It includes many features which are characteristic of the Scottish marine environment, ranging from flame shell beds in coastal waters, to cold-water coral reefs of the deeper seas, and mobile species such as minke whale and basking shark.

This layer shows the distribution of Zostera marina / angustifolia beds on lower shore clean or muddy sand. Subtidal seagrass beds of the eelgrass Zostera marina are considered nationally scarce and found on the west coast of Scotland extending up to the Northern Isles with a few records from the east coast in more sheltered bays and firths.

Proposed Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) contributing to the MPA Network (SNH WMS)

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The Marine Protected Area (MPA) network in Scotland’s Seas is designed to conserve a selection of marine biodiversity (species and habitats) and geodiversity (the variety of landforms and natural processes that underpin the marine landscapes), offering long-term support for the services our seas provide to society.

Scottish Ministers designated a suite of Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas to conserve some of Scotland's most important marine wildlife, habitats and geodiversity. Nature Conservation MPAs will play an important role in delivering a healthy, productive and biologically diverse marine environment for Scotland.

This layer is a Web Map Service (WMS) displaying proposed Nature Conservation MPAs.

2014 Basking shark SPLASH tag 137653 - surface positions (SNH WMS)

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The Priority Marine Feature (PMF) list contains 81 habitats and species considered to be of conservation importance in Scotland's seas. It includes many features which are characteristic of the Scottish marine environment, ranging from flame shell beds in coastal waters, to cold-water coral reefs of the deeper seas, and mobile species such as minke whale and basking shark.

Point data for Basking sharks from SPLASH tag 137653 deployed as part of the University of Exeter / Scottish Natural Heritage Basking shark satellite tagging project in 2014. SPLASH transmitting tags are data-archiving tags that transmit to the Argos system. They are used when both horizontal movement and additional information are required. The entire raw archived data set can be recovered if the tag is physically retrieved. Positional accuracy: Fastloc-GPS (100m or better). Date and timestamp are also recorded.

Line data joining consecutive surface positions of Basking sharks from SPLASH tag 137653 deployed as part of the University of Exeter / Scottish Natural Heritage Basking shark satellite tagging project in 2014. Note these lines do not indicate the actual tracks taken by Basking sharks between surface positions; they simply join the surface positions.

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