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.

Thresher shark

Alopias vulpinus


Fish, Sharks


An unremarkable looking shark - except for its enormously extended top part of the tail!

The shark uses its incredible tail to corral schools of fish, such as mackerel.


Usually South Western coasts - may leap from the water.


Open ocean

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