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.


Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

Type

Reptiles

Description

Boldly patterned with spots, usually brown and cream. Males are often bright green in early summer.

Males have spectacular fights to protect their territories.

Location

Heathlands and sand dunes, including Dorset and Merseyside.

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