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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.”

Extraordinary Flame Shell discovery in South Arran MPA

An extensive flame shell bed (c. 10,000m2) has been discovered in the South Arran Marine Protected Area by local recreational divers/citizen scientists. As only the second known remaining flame shell bed in the Clyde marine region, this is a significant and exciting discovery not just for Arran but for biodiversity interests throughout the whole of Scotland.

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COAST Winter News
Extraordinary discovery in South Arran MPA!
Read on to find out more about: the flame shell reef we just found in the Clyde, highlighting the invaluable contribution of community groups in the protection of ours seas; what we’ve been up to over the last 3 months; what campaigns we’re currently working on and much more!

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