The effects of Sargassum muticum on fish species composition and population densities within Zostera marina beds. Dry, K.

Thee invasive seaweed, Sargassum muticum was first identified in the UK in the 1973 and has recently been identified off the coast of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. The coasts of this island are host to several eelgrass beds which provide food, protection and nursery habitat for many commercially important fish species, some of which are vulnerable.
common seal

Common seal

Latin name: Phoca vitulina
Global Distribution: Northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Baltic and North Seas
UK Distribution: Scotland, particularly in the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland, and England in …

barnacles

Barnacles

Latin name: Semibalanus balanoides
Global Distribution: Atlantic, Pacific
UK Distribution: All coasts of Britain & Ireland, but sometimes is absent or rare in south-west Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and

Wireweed

Wireweed

Latin name: Sargassum muticum
Global Distribution: Originally from Japan – now worldwide distribution
UK Distribution: Along the south coast to the Isles of Scilly and along the north Cornish coast

Juvenile Cod

Atlantic cod

Latin name: Gadus morhua
Global Distribution: Atlantic Ocean
UK Distribution: All around the coasts of Britain and Ireland, as far south as the Bay of Biscay and to the north …