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.


Cockle

Cerastoderma edule

Type

Molluscs, Shells

Description

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.

Location

Sheltered bays (such as Morecambe) and estuaries right around the UK

Habitat

Mudflats, Sandy beaches, Strandline, Lower shore,

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