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.


Blue shark

Prionace glauca

Type

Fish, Sharks

Description

Beautifully proportioned, shiny silver-blue shark with a pointed snout.

A fast swimmer whose main prey is squid and small fish.

Location

South and West in Spring and Summer

Habitat

Open ocean

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