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.


Red rags

Dilsea Carnosa

Type

Seaweed

Description

Similar to dulse, but with more numerous, smaller spoon-shaped fronds that can look torn and ragged.

Very common on the stipes (stems) of kelp

Location

On the lower shore, attached to rocks. All UK, except sandy east coasts.

Habitat

Rocky shore, Seabed, Rock pools, Subtidal

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