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World’s biggest flame shell bed found on

west coast

THE WORLD’S largest known colony of a brilliant but shy species of shellfish has been discovered in a west coast loch, writes Sandy Neil.

An eye-watering quarter of a billion flame shells have been found living in nests which have merged to form a huge 185 hectare bed at the bottom of Loch Carron, covering much of the tide-swept seafloor of the Strome Narrows, from Craig to Stromeferry.

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