Burrowed mud - Seapens and burrowing megafauna in circalittoral fine mud (Priority Marine Feature) (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 locations of seapens and burrowing megafauna in circalittoral fine mud. Extensively distributed throughout the sea lochs of the west coast, Hebrides and voes of Shetland it occurs at depths of between 10-100m. It supports a diverse burrowing fauna and in particular various seapens in the deeper, sheltered areas.

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