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.

Slipper limpet

Crepidula fornicata


Molluscs, Shells


Smooth, oval shaped shell, with a distinctive “shelf” halfway across the opening.

Accidentally introduced to England in the 19th Century, now found in huge populations.


Really common on Southern coasts, believed to be spreading


Subtidal, Strandline

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