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.

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