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

Sepia officinalis

Type

Molluscs

Description

Large eye, striped body shaped by the central “bone” and ten tentacles (the two longest ones are usually hidden).

Changes colour and pattern for camouflage better than any chameleon!

Location

In the shallows

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