Burrowed mud - Tall sea pen (Funiculina quadrangularis) (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 Tall Sea Pen (Funiculina quadrangularis). This is found in deep sheltered waters up to 200m depth it has also been recorded from as shallow as 20m in some sea lochs. In the UK it is almost entirely restricted to western Scotland and the Hebrides; Scottish populations are considered of global importance.

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