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.


Bass

Dicentrarchus labrax

Type

Fish

Description

Long and agile hunters of small fish that prowl amongst the shallows.

Our bass breed in the Bay of Biscay, where, sadly, they are fished while spawning and with many dolphins accidentally caught amongst them.

Location

Most common in south and west. Best Piers: Torquay, Boscombe.

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