Discover the wonderful sea creatures that inhabit the UK seas and shores
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.
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
Only to the West of Cornwall and Ireland
Subtidal, Open ocean