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.


Guillemot

Uria aalge

Type

Birds

Description

Penguin-like. It has a very dark brown back and wings, with white underparts and a sharp bill.

A fast, agile flier and underwater swimmer, recorded diving deeper than 50metres.

Location

To the North and East of the UK especially, but also breeds on the South Coast (Dorset).

Habitat

Cliffs, Open ocean

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