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.


Puffin

Fratercula arctica

Type

Birds

Description

So amusing and entertaining, a small bird with a large, brightly coloured bill and squat black and white body.

Likes to live in burrows, often those vacated by rabbits.

Location

Orkney and Shetland, Farnes and Pembrokeshire Islands are great places to see.

Habitat

Cliffs, Open ocean

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