The Isle of Skye, Scotland
Sea Life on the West Coast of Scotland
How can one ever begin to describe the Sea life in Scotland that plays such a huge part in the life of its people?
Sea Life around the Isle of Skye in Scotland
The rugged shores & pure waters support a huge diversity of life. Sea anemones, brittle stars, urchins, sponges & sea squirts thrive amongst the coral.
On the rocky slopes grow kelp & seaweeds with winkles stubbornly sticking to their surface. In the deeps, dolphin, porpoise & seals, bottle nose whales & even orca. Octopus, salmon, herring, cod, haddock, mackerel & all the shellfish you can imagine: Lobster, crab, prawns, scallops, oysters & mussels.
Sadly the fish stocks are low & Mallaig, once the largest herring port in the Western Hemisphere, a shadow of its former self.
And what about all the breeding birds? The list is endless; gannet, razorbill, puffin, petrel, shag, cormorant, heron
Keen fishermen or women on holiday in these parts can try their hand at catching mackerel, sathe or pollock & fresh water trout in the hill lochans.
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- Scalpay House, Broadford,
- Isle of Skye, IV49 9BS
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