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.


Common skate

Raja batis

Type

Elasmobranch

Description

A very big flat-fish, with a pointed snout, and brown body with pale spots.

Not at all common, despite its name. Its population is at an all time low.

Location

Washed up on a beach in Spring, in the North and West of the UK.

Habitat

Seabed

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