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Scotland's Precious Seas (2)

  • 01 December 2020 - 10 January 2021
  • 10am-16:30pm | Free
  • National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

2020 is the Year of Coasts and Waters - a celebration of Scotland's vast array of lochs, waterways, islands and coastlines. This captivating exhibition explores Scotland’s diverse sea life and the many threats facing our marine life.

 A Flame Shell Naturally Exposed On Top Of A Bed Of The Species In Loch Carron Graham Saunders © Scottish Natural Heritage (1)

The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh has travelled to new depths with this fascinating exhibition. 

Examples include basket star, deep sea barnacle, bamboo coral and rabbit ratfish, are exhibited giving a rare glimpse of the diversity of life 500–2000 metres below the waves.

Find out about the scientific research measuring the impact of our activities on the marine environment and how global climate change is affecting the wildlife in Scotland’s waters.

Free. Advanced booking nescessary.

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