Flame shells

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.
snorkeling

Diving and snorkelling

Many divers and snorkellers come to carefully explore the recovery of the Lamlash Bay No Take Zone and other extraordinary underwater sites in the South Arran MPA.
Feather star

Feather Stars

Latin name: Antedon bifida
Global Distribution: North-East Europe, also Algeria, Tunisia, West Africa and Venezuela
UK Distribution: Most of Britain and Ireland but is apparently absent from the southern part