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.


Seashore springtail

Anurida maritime

Type

Arthropod

Description

Tiny, but bright blue so easily spotted.

Its body is covered in thousands of tiny hairs, which enable it to float. It is almost unsinkable!

Location

Floating on pools, sometimes in their hundreds.

Habitat

Rock pools,

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