British Wildlife 03.1 October 1991

Marine Life in Scottish Sealochs

Scotland's west coast is famous for its spectacular scenery. Steep-sided mountains plunge into sheltered sealochs penetrating deep inland: tongues of land alternating with tongues of sea. The unique shape of sealochs has a profound effect on the marine life which inhabits them. Many marine creatures are quite sensitive to environemental factors such as salinity, temperature, water movement and seabed type.

The Mountain Flora of Britain and Ireland Reserve Focus - Holt Heath National Nature Reserve, Dorset
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