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Priority Marine Features (PMFs) in Scotland's seas

Priority Marine Features (PMFs)áare habitats and speciesáwhich we consider to be marine nature conservation priorities in Scottish waters.

Scotland's coasts and seas are among the most biologically productive in the world, supporting an estimated 8,000 species of plants and animals (and up to 40,000 species if microscopic organisms are included!). New species are still being discovered, particularly in deeper waters to the north and west, and measures to protect this extraordinary biodiversity asset have been evolving rapidly over the last 30 years.

The aim of the Priority Marine Features work is to produce a focused list of marine habitats and species to help target future conservation work in Scotland.

Flame shell (Limaria hians). �Sue Scott/SNH.  For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

PMF - Videos

Watch some fascinating underwater videoclips of Priority Marine Features

Serpulid worm in Loch Creran. ęSue Scott/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk.

Priority marine features

Find out more about the recommended list of Priority Marine Features in Scotland's seas.



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