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.


Pacific oyster

Crassostrea gigas

Type

Molluscs

Description

A familiar oyster, with two knobbly grey shells.

A female oyster can produce over 50 million eggs in a single spawning.

Location

On the seabed in quite shallow water around the Dart, where it is farmed.

Habitat

Seabed

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