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.


Plumose anemone

Metridium senile

Type

Anemones, Cnidarians

Description

Ivory-white, tall anemone with feathery tentacles when underwater - but a contracted, floppy blob if exposed by the tide.

Often attach themselves to shipwrecks on the seabed.

Location

On some pier legs and jetties, but usually found in deeper water.

Habitat

Man-made habitats, Subtidal

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