UK Seas

Discover the wonderful sea creatures that inhabit the UK seas and shores

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UK seas is a guide to the fauna and flora found around UK coasts. While the majority of species are marine, some species are included that are regularly encountered on land by the coast, so you’ll find descriptions of non-marine species such as reptiles, amphibians, insects and plants as well.


Beadlet anemone

Actinia equina

Type

Anemones, Cnidarians

Description

The familiar red, sometimes green, “blob” found on the shore which opens to a tentacled flower rimmed in blue in moving water.

In confined spaces, individuals actually fight each other for position.

Location

Stuck on rocks in the middle shore, all UK.

Habitat

Rocky shore, Upper shore, Lower shore, Subtidal

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