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.


Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

Type

Fish, Sharks

Description

Rather a great-white lookalike! A patch of white beneath its large dorsal fin helps with identification.

Commonly reported by workers on oilrigs

Location

All coasts, especially North and East (The Farnes are a known haunt).

Habitat

Open ocean

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