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Natural Heritage

The Moray Firth comprises over 800 kms of windswept cliffs, rocky shores, broad sandy bays, mudflats, saltmarshes, 3 long sheltered inner firths and the marine area out to the 12 nautical mile limit. It supports a huge diversity of habitats and wildlife, including an important population of resident bottlenose dolphins and over 100,000 waterfowl. Its hinterland comprises the catchments of 11 major salmon rivers, and includes fertile farmland, woodlands, mountains and freshwater lochs.

In this section you will discover the wonderful natural environment and landscapes of the Moray Firth and the work being done to look after them.

Dunrobin from Strathsteven BEach Stacks Sinclair Bay Dolphins
Landscape Geology Species & Habitats MF SAC
Dahlia Anemone(c)George Braown-SeaSearch Crashing Waves
Water
Catchment
Biodiversity Climate