Basking shark incidental sightings and distribution in Scotland's seas
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NatureScot and Joint Nature Conservation Committee have collated data from various sources forming the Geodatabase of Marine features adjacent to Scotland (GeMS). This collation of species and habitat records provides information on the known recorded distribution of Scottish Priority Marine Features (PMFs), and Annex I habitats in the marine environment and is used as the core evidence base to support the Scottish Marine Protected Area (MPA) network.
This web map service is a redacted version of the latest GEMS, providing non-sensitive data on the species and habitats included in the collation.