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Fish

Arctic charr

Salveliinus alpinus

This is a small member of the salmon family with dark green/blue upper parts and light speckled flanks. The rich orange coloured underbelly, pectoral and anal fins and half of the tail distinguish the males. Females have lighter blue under parts.

Atlantic salmon

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

This fish lives for part of its life in the high quality freshwater streams and rivers of Scotland and then spends most of its life at sea growing to adulthood in the Atlantic Ocean. It returns to the same freshwater tributary where it hatched, then it m...

Basking shark

Basking shark

Cetorhinus maximus

The dorsal fin may be visible as this plankton-eating shark is seen filter feeding near the surface. Its open mouth is about 2 metres wide. In calm conditions it may be seen close to the shore although is generally in deeper waters. The second largest ...