Blue mussel beds - Mytilus edulis beds on reduced salinity infralittoral rock (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 the distribution of Mytilus edulis beds on reduced salinity infralittoral rock. This is typically found in the tide swept entrances to sheltered or very sheltered basins in sea lochs and voes.