2009 annual effort related Basking shark sightings per kilometre (Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust Effort Related Sightings data 2003 to 2011)
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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 distribution of the annual effort related sightings of Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) for 2009. (From the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust Effort Related Sightings data 2003-2011)