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Thirty new MPAs designated to protect Scotland's seas

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, July 25, 2014, 04:10 (GMT + 9)

Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats will be better protected following the designation of 30 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Sites will protect a range of habitats and species including flameshell beds, feather stars, the common skate and ocean quahog, a large mollusc which can live for centuries. They will also protect sandeels - a small fish that many seabirds and marine mammals depend on for food - and black guillemot, a species of seabird found in Scotland’s seas that has striking black and white plumage and bright red feet. One of the sites – the North East Faroe Shetland Channel - is estimated to be the largest Marine Protected Area in the EU. Scotland’s seas are the fourth largest in the EU and support many habitats and species including cold water coral reefs, 22 individual species of whales and dolphins and almost half of the... FULL STORY

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