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.

Strawberry anemone

Actinia fragacea


Anemones, Cnidarians


Very similar to the beadlet anemone, with pale greenish spots, but often much larger.

Believed for a long time to be a form of beadlet anemone, it is actually a distinct species.


Shoreline rocks, usually submerged in rockpools and gulleys.


Rocky shore, Lower shore

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