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.

Razor shell

Ensis ensis


Molluscs, Shells


Lives buried in sand. Its two long shells look like a cutthroat razor, and they can be quite sharp.

Has an enormously strong “foot” which can move the shell around.


Regularly found washed up on the beach


Strandline, Sand

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