Shelf deeps

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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 Shelf deeps.  Several types of deeps have been recognised in Scottish waters, including channels, troughs, valleys and canyons. Shelf deeps are recorded from the north Irish Sea (e.g. Beauforts Dyke and the Mull of Galloway Canyons), around the west coast (e.g. Stanton and Malin Deeps, Gulf of Corryvreckan, Inner Sound of Raasay), to Shetland, and south through the Fladen Deeps in the northern North Sea to the Southern Trench in the Moray Firth, the Buchan Deep off Aberdeenshire and the Devil’s Hole, about 200km east of Dundee.

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