How Climate Change is Affecting Marine Life

Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time. It is affecting everything including marine life. With the sea levels rising, temperatures increasing and acidity changing, it is putting strain on the organisms that are inhabiting are oceans. Rising sea temperatures can cause coral to become stressed, when this happens the algae that lives…

Interview: Wild life watching with Lucy!

This is an interview with Lucy Wallace who runs Arran Wild Walks . With Lucy and Wally Wallace you can discover where otters dwell on our shores, how to spot seabirds and Arran’s most beautiful land and seascapes feeling safe and learning lots. We ask her some questions to find out more about her life…

Common Seal

Common seals are found along temperate and Arctic marine coastlines of the north sea.  An adult can reach a length of 1.85 meters and a mass of 132 kilograms.

Creatures of Kilmory Beach

This Seal is adorable (Common Seal) But can you tell the difference between a common and a grey seal? The Marine Mammal Unit from the University of St Andrews have a good factsheet to help you… Charles MacMillan

Arran Views

Summer on Arran can go from gorgeous to torrential rain, but when it’s gorgeous you don’t want to miss the outstanding views! Everywhere you look you get an amazing view especially when you’re up Glenashdale in Whiting Bay. You get to look at the 45 metre waterfall from all angles. Don’t get me started on…

Sea Anemone

Sea anemones are creatures that live in the water and eat things such as shrimp.  Sea anemones are like the flowers of the sea.  Sea anemones can come in all different colours from blue to red. Maisy, Amy, Carol and Konrad

Marine Activities

What you can do on Arran Snorkeling Horse Riding Pier Jumping Diving Swimming Camping Sailing Fishing Kayaking Canoe Rock pooling Crabbing  

Sea Cucumber

  Sea cucumbers are invetebrates and omnivores, they live 5-10 years. There are about 1,250 known species. Sea cucumbers eat tiny particles like algae, minute aquatic animals, or waste materials. When threatened, some sea cucumbers discharge sticky threads to ensnare their enemies. Others can mutilate their own bodies as a defense mechanism. They violently contract…

Interview: Jo Totty from Arran Open Water Swimmers

This video is an interview with Jo Totty from Arran Open Water Swimmers and her involvement with COAST. We have asked her what she enjoys about swimming in the sea, for how long she’s been at it and if there is anything to fear from swimming in the sea. Interviewers: Robbie, Caoimhe and Charlie  

Meeting some fierce creatures

Despite living in Arran, many of us saw for the first time three beautiful but scary animals from our seas. Manuela from COAST had gone to see Ian, the creel fisherman, who let us examine these fierce creatures: a squat lobster, a large shore crab and a norweigan lobster, known to most as scampi. All…

Sea kayaking

The newly created Arran Kayak Club is helping more people to learn how to kayak, find buddies to go out with and helping people to access this exciting and fun sea sport. Listen to our interview with Kate Mowatt, an S6 High School student who is one of the trainers. For more information or to…

Underwater photography in Arran

Arran Sea life is an underwater photography website “This interview is with Angus Robson, its based on what he does and why he does it. His underwater photographs can be found on his website and on Arran’s sea life Facebook page”. (Beth, Eva and Fireun)