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 cockle is compact and slow growing, but found in huge numbers in their favoured habitats.
Cockles can live for ten years and more.
Sheltered bays (such as Morecambe) and estuaries right around the UK
Mudflats, Sandy beaches, Strandline, Lower shore,