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.


Razorbill

Alca torda

Type

Birds

Description

Rather penguin-like, strikingly monochrome, and with a distinctive dagger-like beak.

Lays its eggs on bare cliff ledges.

Location

More common on western coasts than guillemot.

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