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.

Shore lark

Eremophila alpestris




A rare visitor from Scandinavia that forages amongst sand and shingle. Sparrow sized, with a black and yellow face.

Usually a very rare visitor to our shores, a resident pair inhabits a single site in the West Midlands


On the beach, on east coasts. North Norfolk is a hotspot. Best looked for early in the morning, as the sun rises.

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