Discover the wonderful sea creatures that inhabit the UK seas and shores
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.
A common coastal gull, with grey wings. It has a distinctive red spot on its yellow bill, and has pink legs.
Opportunistic feeders, often hitch on board fishing boats where they can grab discarded fish.
Hard to miss, easily attracted by a bag of chips!
Man-made habitats, Cliffs, Above high water, Onland,