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.

Striped sea snail

Liparis liparis


Molluscs, Shells


Small, slimy fish with small eyes, a smooth head and a tapered body - surprisingly cute!

This fish has a strong sucker on its underside, keeping it stuck fast to rocks.


On the seabed, amonst rocks and weeds.


Subtidal,Lower shore

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