Pink Sea Fingers
What is it:
Found on shaded vertical rock surfaces between 1-30m depth. This species has a very restricted distribution and is confined to British waters but it can be common in those locations where it occurs. Almost 50% of global records are from Scotland around western coasts, north to Mull and particularly in the Firth of Lorn, the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda. Pink sea fingers soft coral is considered nationally scarce in the UK and Scottish populations are probably of global importance.
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