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The importance of the marine environment
The wonderful marine environment and wildlife of Scotland are one of the country’s best kept secrets. This is a secret that needs to be shared and appreciated by everyone.
Scotland’s seas are spectacular with a diverse range of landscapes such as the towering seamounts that rise from the deep seabed to over 1,500m (higher than Ben Nevis) to the long sinuous sea lochs.
Our seas have a diverse range of amazing animals and plants. The health of the seas around Scotland is vital to everyone’s wellbeing as well as providing recreation and inspiration.
Advances in scientific research are helping us to understand more and more about the seas around us and we are realising what a friend it has been to us as we face the greatest current challenge: climate change.
In the video below, our trustee Professor John Baxter talks about Scotland's marine environment.