2005 annual effort related Basking shark sightings per kilometre (Wave Action and The Wildlife Trusts Basking shark survey 2003 to 2006)
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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 2005. (From the Wave Action and The Wildlife Trust Basking Shark survey data 2003-2006)