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Scottish Natural Heritage
The Highland Council
LIFE, the Financial Instrument for the Environment, introduced in 1992, is one of the spearheads of the European Union's environmental policy
The Sound of Arisaig marine Special Area of Conservation (mSAC) is one of a network of areas designated to conserve natural habitats and species of wildlife which are rare, endangered or valuable in the European Community under the "Natura 2000" scheme.

An astonishing assortment of plants and animals live on the seabed sediments, including extensive banks of mearl.

These are formed from the brittle twiggy growths of calcareous red seaweed and are of international conservation importance as they contain distinctive communities of rare seaweeds and animals

Some of the rare plants and the mearle found on the seabed in the Sound of Arisaog
Location of Sound of Arisaig, West Coast of Scotland

The mSAC lies between the Ardnish and Ardnamurchan peninsulas on the West Coast of the Highlands of Scotland.

The area is cupped within a rugged coastline deeply indented by sheltered sea lochs.

One of the sheltered sea lochs in the Sound of Arisaig
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