Category Archives: basking shark

A world of riches above and below Scotland’s seas

 A colourful catalogue showcasing the rich biodiversity in Scotland’s seas has just been published on our website. Illustrated with photos and maps, the intriguing catalogue describes Scotland’s 81 Priority Marine Features (PMFs). PMFs are the habitats and species considered to be … Continue reading

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Take a walk on the wild side

The iconic island of Noss in Shetland is once again bustling with activity as up to 30 different bird species vie for a nesting space on this seabird metropolis. To celebrate this fact a series of guided walks have been … Continue reading

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Species of the month – the basking shark

The name says it all: Cetorhinus maximus, ‘the greatest sea monster nose’. This is the basking shark, the world’s second largest fish (up to 12 m long) and a common visitor to Scottish waters during the summer months. The basking … Continue reading

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