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.
The Head of our Marine Advisory Group explores why the marine environment is so important. Click HERE to read.
Click HERE to see all members of the Marine Advisory Group.
Click HERE for an amazing video of the hidden world beneath the waves, created by Scottish Natural Heritage and partners.
Click HERE for the BBC's Making Scotland's Landscape: The Sea.