Darwin Mounds

A spectacular coral reef off the northwest coast of Scotland, to the north of the Outer Hebrides, the Darwin Mounds cover 38 square miles (98 sq. km) more than 1000m (3280 feet) under the sea, in the Rockall Trough, 120 miles (193 km) off Cape Wrath. Discovered in 1998, they are regarded as Britain's finest cold-water coral reef. In 2001, the UK government committed to protecting the Darwin Mounds.

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