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.


Minke

Balaenoptera acutorostrata

Type

Cetaceans

Description

The long back is often raised above the water’s surface, while distinctive markings on the lower body are difficult to see.

Minke whales can be inquisitive, and may approach a boat for a closer look!

Location

West of UK, including the Hebrides, and Bristol Channel.

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