Discover the wonderful sea creatures that inhabit the UK seas and shores
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.
The Common squid has a long pale body with a frilly fringe, large eye and long tentacles.
Its long white eggs sometimes wash up as a mysterious bundle on beaches.
Common, most active at night
Subtidal, Open ocean