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.


Northern bottlenose whale

Hyperoodon ampullatus

Type

Cetaceans

Description

Prominent beak and high forehead, occasionally seen breaching (leaping) out of the water.

This is the famous “Thames Whale” which swam to Westminster in 2006.

Location

Usually found way out west over deep Atlantic waters.

Habitat

Open ocean, Deep sea

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