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.


Sea lettuce

Ulva lactuca

Type

Seaweed

Description

Has a cheery bright green, leaf-like form that looks a little like it could grow into a cos lettuce!

Can be eaten, giving a salty tang but not a lot of flavour or nutrition!

Location

Very common in the middle of the shore, on rocks all around the UK.

Habitat

Rocky shore, Middle shore

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