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.
COAST are reviewing our strategy and we would love to hear your views as to how we can get it right for Arran's seas!
The Herald published a short article highlighting the significant flame shell bed discovery in Arran's waters.
On December 11th 2020, The Arran Banner covered the amazing flame shell discovery in the South Arran MPA.
Diversnet online covered the Flame Shell bed discovery on 13th December 2020.
STV News covered the discovery of a new flame shell reef off the coast of Arran. The discovery made their evening news broadcast.