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.


Pilot whale

Globicephala melas

Type

Cetaceans

Description

The long-finned pilot whale is dark in colour, long bodied but with a blunt, bulbous head shape.

One of the few whale species not considered to be highly endangered

Location

Occasionally encountered in our shallow seas, including the Irish and North Seas

Habitat

Open ocean

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