Stories from Scotland’s Seabed Part 3 – Horse Mussel Beds

In the third part of their series, Stories from Scotland’s Seabed, Open Seas looks at the history and current habitat of Horse Mussels. Background Horse mussels look like giant cousins of the mussels you’ll find in the fishmongers – they are a huge mollusc! In Gaelic they are known as ‘clabby dhu’ meaning black mouth, a …

Stories from Scotland’s Seabed Part 2 – Native Oysters

In their series Stories from Scotland’s Seabed, the campaigning organisation Open Seas look at different seafloor species and their role in underpinning the health of our sea. They focus on three particular species which (along with 70 others) have been identified as “Priority Marine Features” by the Scottish government, and are some of the most important species …

Open Seas: Stories from Scotland’s Seabed

The following article is Part One, from a recent blog series from Open Seas, a charitable organisation which campaigns for sustainable practices in Scottish seas and the marine environment. Scotland’s seas are packed full of amazing life – the basking sharks that migrate to our west coast each summer are the world’s second largest fish, the …