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Welsh Wildlife
A wealth of wildlife above and below the water

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Welsh wildlife

75% of the Welsh coastline is recognised as being of both national and European importance. There's plenty of it too becasue Wales has a staggering 2,740 km (1,702 miles) of coastline, including offshore islands, dramatic cliffs, secluded sandy beaches and rock pools to explore. All provide a spectacular backdrop for a range of leisure activities and watersports.

Wales occupies a very unique position. It's on the boundary of three oceanic and climatic zones (North‐east Atlantic, Arctic Boreal, Lusitanian) and has one of the largest tidal ranges in the world! Those factors combine to make the marine wildlife off Wales more diverse than many other places in Europe.

Wales also has heaps of different types of seabed habitat, too, which provide ideal conditions for a huge variety of species. The sea around the country provides the perfect homes for some of our favourite marine wildlife such as seals, dolphins, porpoises, sharks, jellyfish and many more.

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