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Science Festival

Patterns In Nature picture exhibition,
St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh

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Mini Cooper


The heart of a blue whale is the size of a mini cooper!

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Marine and Fisheries

Lerwick harbour

Marine Scotland is the directorate of Scottish Government (SG) responsible for marine and fisheries issues in Scotland.

Its purpose is to manage Scotland's seas for prosperity and environmental sustainability and for Scotland, this means supporting:

  • 61% of the UK sea area
  • A fishing and aquaculture industry worth over £1 billion
  • Over 6,500 species of marine plants and animals
  • 50,000 jobs in the marine industry
  • Up to a 25% of Europe's tidal & offshore wind power and 10% of its wave power

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