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.


Common octopus

Octopus vulgaris

Type

Molluscs

Description

Usually brownish in colour, with two rows of suckers lining each of its eight “arms”.

Surprisingly intelligent, able to navigate complex mazes in laboratory situations.

Location

South coasts, widespread but not very common.

Habitat

Subtidal, Seabed,

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