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.


Crystal jelly

Aequorea forskalea

Type

Cnidarians

Description

A shimmering disc of clear jelly, fringed with some short, hair-like fronds.

Not a true jellyfish, it is a hydroid spends much of the year as a polyp stuck on the seabed.

Location

Can be found amongst the waves on Atlantic and North Sea beaches

Habitat

Open ocean

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