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.

Cirl bunting

Emberiza cirlus




This quiet bird resembles a yellowhammer - males are most conspicuous in the breeding season with chestnut wings and black-striped cheeks.

This native British bird was extinct in the UK until reintroduced in the South Devon area.


The clifftop fields to the east of Plymouth are a stronghold for this rare bird.


Cliffs, Above high water, Onland

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