Continental slope (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. The MPA search features list has been progressed by JNCC, Marine Scotland and SNH to underpin the selection of Nature Conservation MPAs. It includes a subset of the PMFs, black guillemot (Cepphus grille), and several larger scale features (Continental Slope, Shelf banks and mounds, Seamounts and Shelf deeps).

This layer is a Web Mapping Service that shows the location of the Continental Slope around Scotland. In Scotland, the continental slope comprises two distinct regions; that to the north of the Wyville-Thomson ridge (the Faroe-Shetland Channel slope) and that to the south of the Wyville-Thomson ridge (the Hebridean slope).

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