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 squid

Loligo vulgaris

Type

Molluscs

Description

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.

Location

Common, most active at night

Habitat

Subtidal, Open ocean

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