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“The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) is a community-led organisation that has made a huge difference to the conservation and restoration of the seas around Arran and the Clyde for the past 25 years. We stand for a diverse, abundant and beautiful marine environment for everyone.”
COAST Autumn News
Habitat destruction driving biodiversity loss and extinction.
Read on to find out more about: how Marine Scotland and the Scottish Government are failing to manage our seas; what we’ve been up to over the last 3 months; what research we’ve completed this summer and an extra special creature feature!
The August edition of the British Wildlife Magazine features an article titled “Letter from Caledona”, written by Hugh Raven, which explores the history of fishing off Arran and what is being done to recover what is lost.
The Flame shell is a particularly amazing species, building nests using byssus threads which knit the seabed together forming a reef sometimes many hectares in size. While the bright orange tentacle mollusc is on its own a very incredible wee creature, what it builds becomes home to 100’s of other species.
The Herald Scotland released an article inspired by our Autumn News which focuses on our call to the Scottish Government to implement tighter controls to protect our seas.