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#YCW2020 A Day in the Life – Marine Ecology Adviser Karen Hall

During the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, we’ve been joining NatureScot staff working along our shorelines and watery places to gain an insight into the important and varied work they do. This month we hear from Shetland-based Marine Ecology … 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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