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.