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.


Conger eel

Conger conger

Type

Fish

Description

A very large eel, slate grey with a menacing appearance, but usually harmless unless on an angler’s hook.

Like the common eel, congers mysteriously disappear from our shores to breed.

Location

Live in crevices in the harbour wall, and amongst rocky terrain underwater.

Habitat

Subtidal, Seabed

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