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.


Cuttlefish bone

Sepia officinalis

Type

Molluscs

Description

This chalky white “bone” comes from an amazing squid-like mollusc which has large eyes, eight arms (plus two feeding tentacles) and a body that can change chameleon-like in colour and texture.

Surprisingly lightweight and easily snapped between your fingers, the bones can last well over a year amongst the crashing waves.

Habitat

Strandline

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