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.


Mako

Isurus oxyrinchus

Type

Fish, Sharks

Description

A little like a “great white” in shape, with large eyes and prominent teeth. A predator of fish and other sharks, but an undeservedly fierce reputation.

One of the fastest-swimming sharks, to 20mph

Location

Only to the West of Cornwall and Ireland

Habitat

Subtidal, Open ocean

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