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.


Toothed wrack

Fucus serratus

Type

Seaweed

Description

An olive-brown seaweed with flattened fronds, that have serrated edges all over.

A source of algin, used in many cosmetics and medicines.

Location

Often washed up on the beach, easy to find growing on local rock shores.

Habitat

Rocky shore, Strandline

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