Discover the wonderful sea creatures that inhabit the UK seas and shores
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.
A red seaweed, with flat, straight fronds that branch out 20-30cm or more. It is often found bunched together, as its spores (“seeds”) do not travel far from the parent.
Can be eaten fresh and raw, simply washed in freshwater to reduce salt. Or can be baked or fried.
On the lower shore, attached to rocks or other large seaweeds. All UK, except sandy east coasts.
Lower shore, Subtidal, Seabed