Shell-shocked

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A rare fan shell has been dis­cov­ered by divers in Mil­ford Haven. It’s the only known liv­ing ex­am­ple in Wales and hasn’t been spot­ted in Welsh wa­ters since the 1960s. One of the most threat­ened mol­luscs in Bri­tain, the fan shell can grow to 45cm in length. Mea­sures are now be­ing taken to re­duce anchoring in the Pem­brokeshire Marine Spe­cial

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This rare fan shell (right) was found in Sal­combe. The Mil­ford Haven shell was left in place

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