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.


Dulse

Palmaria palmata

Type

Seaweed

Description

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.

Location

On the lower shore, attached to rocks or other large seaweeds. All UK, except sandy east coasts.

Habitat

Lower shore, Subtidal, Seabed

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