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.
Curious oddments that can look like skeletal sections, but each is simply the holdfast, or “roots” of large seaweeds known as kelp.
Kelps make a home for many animals, like urchins and sponges, and these can wash up on the shore with their seaweed hosts.
All coasts, especially those with rocky seabeds and shores nearby.