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More than just the Sea

Seas and coasts are an important source of food, and also provide jobs in the fishing industry and ecotourism. The UK supports internationally important populations of seabirds and marine life. The two main 2020VISION seas assignments focused on ecotourism in the Inner Hebrides and on the sustainable pelagic mackerel fisheries of the Shetlands. The UK's seas hold more than 8000 wildlife species, including globally important numbers of grey seals and gannets.
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) scavenging fish around trawlers in Lerwick harbour, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October 2012. - Chris  Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) scavenging fish around trawlers in Lerwick harbour, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October 2012.
Great spider crab (Hyas araneus) on Deadman's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) coral, feeding in a current, Loch Carron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, UK, April - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Great spider crab (Hyas araneus) on Deadman's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) coral, feeding in a current, Loch Carron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, UK, April
Light-bulb sea squirts (Clavelina lepadiformis), a colonial filter feeding invertebrate, fluoresce green when photographed under deep blue light. Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, June. Did you know? Se... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Light-bulb sea squirts (Clavelina lepadiformis), a colonial filter feeding invertebrate, fluoresce green when photographed under deep blue light. Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, June. Did you know? Se...
Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) in flight at twilight using slow shutter speed to accentuate blur and motion in low-key light, Inner Farne, Farne Islands, Northumberland, July. - Rob Jordan / 2020VISION
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Rob Jordan / 2020VISION / Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) in flight at twilight using slow shutter speed to accentuate blur and motion in low-key light, Inner Farne, Farne Islands, Northumberland, July.
A snorkeller in shallow, sunny waters, Man O War Bay, Jurassic Coast, Dorset, UK, August. Model released. Did you know? The Jurassic coast is named after the age of the local rocks, where the first di... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / A snorkeller in shallow, sunny waters, Man O War Bay, Jurassic Coast, Dorset, UK, August. Model released. Did you know? The Jurassic coast is named after the age of the local rocks, where the first di...
Silhouette of Razorbill (Alca torda) against sunset, flapping wings. June 2010. - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Silhouette of Razorbill (Alca torda) against sunset, flapping wings. June 2010.
Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding on plankton in the surface waters around the island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The largest Basking sha... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding on plankton in the surface waters around the island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The largest Basking sha...
Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula artica) adult on breeding cliffs. Hermaness NNR, Shetland, UK, June. Did you know? After the breeding season puffins lose their bright beaks and the colourful markings arou... - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula artica) adult on breeding cliffs. Hermaness NNR, Shetland, UK, June. Did you know? After the breeding season puffins lose their bright beaks and the colourful markings arou...
RF- Children enjoying dipping in rockpools at low tide in Falmouth, Cornwall, England, UK, July. Did you know? You are never more than 16 miles from the sea in Cornwall. (This image may be licensed ei... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / RF- Children enjoying dipping in rockpools at low tide in Falmouth, Cornwall, England, UK, July. Did you know? You are never more than 16 miles from the sea in Cornwall. (This image may be licensed ei...
Waves crashing over rocks, coastline near Point of Stoer, Assynt, Sutherland, NW Scotland, UK, October. Did you know? 20 million people visit UK coastlines each year. - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Waves crashing over rocks, coastline near Point of Stoer, Assynt, Sutherland, NW Scotland, UK, October. Did you know? 20 million people visit UK coastlines each year.
Thong seaweed (Himanthalia elongata) and various other seaweeds in shallow water, Cairns of Coll, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, North Atlantic Ocean, August. Did you know? Seaweed is a... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Thong seaweed (Himanthalia elongata) and various other seaweeds in shallow water, Cairns of Coll, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, North Atlantic Ocean, August. Did you know? Seaweed is a...
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming amongst kelp, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, August. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The 1914 Grey Seal Protection Act ensured this species s... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming amongst kelp, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, August. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The 1914 Grey Seal Protection Act ensured this species s...
Pink shrimp (Pandalus montagui), Loch Carron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, UK, April - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Pink shrimp (Pandalus montagui), Loch Carron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, UK, April
Nudibranch (Polycera quadrilineata) feeding on sea mat (bryozoan) growing on kelp frond. Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. June. - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Nudibranch (Polycera quadrilineata) feeding on sea mat (bryozoan) growing on kelp frond. Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. June.
Scuba diver exploring a sea cave beneath Giants Legs, Bressay, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Scuba diver exploring a sea cave beneath Giants Legs, Bressay, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK
Blue jellyfish (Cyanea lamarckii), feeding on small plankton, Lundy Island Marine Conservation Zone, Devon, England, UK, May. - Linda  Pitkin / 2020VISION
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Linda Pitkin / 2020VISION / Blue jellyfish (Cyanea lamarckii), feeding on small plankton, Lundy Island Marine Conservation Zone, Devon, England, UK, May.
A captive Yellow / Spiny seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) attached to plastic seagrass, Weymouth Sealife Centre, Dorset, England, UK. - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / A captive Yellow / Spiny seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) attached to plastic seagrass, Weymouth Sealife Centre, Dorset, England, UK.
Group of Jewel anemones (Corynactis viridis) photographed under blue light to show their fluorescence, Plymouth Sound, Devon, UK, July - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Group of Jewel anemones (Corynactis viridis) photographed under blue light to show their fluorescence, Plymouth Sound, Devon, UK, July
Pair of Gannets (Morus bassanus) mutual preening, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June. Photographer quote: 'I never get tired of watching gannets. This pair who momentarily lined up in perfe... - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Pair of Gannets (Morus bassanus) mutual preening, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June. Photographer quote: 'I never get tired of watching gannets. This pair who momentarily lined up in perfe...
Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) two breaching in evening light, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August, sequence 2/2. Photographer quote: 'A day of overcast cloud cleared in the la... - John MacPherson / 2020VISION
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John MacPherson / 2020VISION / Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) two breaching in evening light, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August, sequence 2/2. Photographer quote: 'A day of overcast cloud cleared in the la...
Coastal landscape at sunset, near Elgol, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, October 2010. Did you know? Skye has good biodiversity for an island, with coastal, heather and highland ecologies. - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Coastal landscape at sunset, near Elgol, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, October 2010. Did you know? Skye has good biodiversity for an island, with coastal, heather and highland ecologies.
Group of orange and white Plumose anemones (Metridium senile) with Moon jellyfish (Aurilia aurita) overhead in a sealoch, Loch Long, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK, June - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Group of orange and white Plumose anemones (Metridium senile) with Moon jellyfish (Aurilia aurita) overhead in a sealoch, Loch Long, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK, June
White nudibranch (Eubranchus farrani) on kelp frond, Lunna Kirk, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, June - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / White nudibranch (Eubranchus farrani) on kelp frond, Lunna Kirk, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, June
RF- Rear view of Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding on plankton, visible as white dots on water surface near island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. June. (This image may be licensed eit... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / RF- Rear view of Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) feeding on plankton, visible as white dots on water surface near island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. June. (This image may be licensed eit...
Long-clawed squat lobster (Munida rugosa) portrait, Loch Fyne, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK, June - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Long-clawed squat lobster (Munida rugosa) portrait, Loch Fyne, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK, June
Nudibranch (Polycera quadrilineata) portrait on a kelp frond, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Nudibranch (Polycera quadrilineata) portrait on a kelp frond, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June.
Pair of Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), female in foreground and male behind, note circular mating scars on female caused by the males suckers, Babbacombe Bay, Torbay, Devon, UK, May. Did you k... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Pair of Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), female in foreground and male behind, note circular mating scars on female caused by the males suckers, Babbacombe Bay, Torbay, Devon, UK, May. Did you k...
A tiny amphipod (Iphimedia obesa) living on Dead man's fingers soft coral (Alcyonium digitatum) Loch Carron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, UK, April. - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / A tiny amphipod (Iphimedia obesa) living on Dead man's fingers soft coral (Alcyonium digitatum) Loch Carron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, UK, April.
Compass jellyfish (Chrysaora hysoscella) swimming over a rocky reef, Plymouth, Devon, UK, August. Did you know? Compass jellyfish change gender throughout their lives, starting off male, and later bec... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Compass jellyfish (Chrysaora hysoscella) swimming over a rocky reef, Plymouth, Devon, UK, August. Did you know? Compass jellyfish change gender throughout their lives, starting off male, and later bec...
Hermit crab (Pagurus bernhardus) moving forward,  Loch Long, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK, April. Did you know? Despite their name, hermit crabs can be quite sociable creatures. - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Hermit crab (Pagurus bernhardus) moving forward, Loch Long, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK, April. Did you know? Despite their name, hermit crabs can be quite sociable creatures.
Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) at surface, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) at surface, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June
Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) bow-riding, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) bow-riding, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June
Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) breaching, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. Did you know? Common dolphins travel in large social groups and are very acrobatic, often seen breac... - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) breaching, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June. Did you know? Common dolphins travel in large social groups and are very acrobatic, often seen breac...
Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) breaching, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) breaching, near South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June
Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching,  Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August - John MacPherson / 2020VISION
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John MacPherson / 2020VISION / Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August
Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) adult spy-hopping, rolling over backwards, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August - John MacPherson / 2020VISION
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John MacPherson / 2020VISION / Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) adult spy-hopping, rolling over backwards, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August
Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) mother and calf breaking surface, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, June 2011. Did you know? Dolphins can swim to the surface to breathe even when sleeping, as they ca... - John MacPherson / 2020VISION
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John MacPherson / 2020VISION / Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) mother and calf breaking surface, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, June 2011. Did you know? Dolphins can swim to the surface to breathe even when sleeping, as they ca...
Two Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August. Did you know? Scotland is home to the most northerly population of bottlenose dolphins on ea... - John MacPherson / 2020VISION
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John MacPherson / 2020VISION / Two Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August. Did you know? Scotland is home to the most northerly population of bottlenose dolphins on ea...
Bottle-nosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Fortrose, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, August 2010 - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Bottle-nosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Fortrose, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, August 2010
Visitors on Chanonry Point watching Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) playing and breaching, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, May. 2020VISION Exhibition. Did you know? Dolphins are o... - John MacPherson / 2020VISION
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John MacPherson / 2020VISION / Visitors on Chanonry Point watching Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) playing and breaching, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, May. 2020VISION Exhibition. Did you know? Dolphins are o...
Two Killer whales (Orcinus orca) with a solitary Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) seen from the pelagic trawler 'Charisma' in evening light, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October 2011 - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Two Killer whales (Orcinus orca) with a solitary Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) seen from the pelagic trawler 'Charisma' in evening light, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October 2011
Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) two adults fighting in the surf, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, England, UK, October. Photographer quote: ^Sex and violence  grey seals are good at both! These two adolesce... - Danny Green / 2020VISION
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Danny Green / 2020VISION / Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) two adults fighting in the surf, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, England, UK, October. Photographer quote: ^Sex and violence grey seals are good at both! These two adolesce...
Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) two adults fighting in the surf, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, England, UK, October - Danny Green / 2020VISION
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Danny Green / 2020VISION / Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) two adults fighting in the surf, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, England, UK, October
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) bull with reflections on water of harbour lights, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, June 2010. Photographer quote: 'This 'seal on fire' is actually bobbing in a harbour and... - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) bull with reflections on water of harbour lights, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, June 2010. Photographer quote: 'This 'seal on fire' is actually bobbing in a harbour and...
Atlantic grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) in Lerwick harbour, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Atlantic grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) in Lerwick harbour, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October
Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) exploring a seaweed garden in summer, Cairns Of Coll, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, North Atlantic Ocean, June - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) exploring a seaweed garden in summer, Cairns Of Coll, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, North Atlantic Ocean, June
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) portrait underwater, amongst kelp. Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, August - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) portrait underwater, amongst kelp. Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, August
Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) taking a curious peep out of the water, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Young Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) taking a curious peep out of the water, Island of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July
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