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.


Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Type

Fish

Description

A flat fish, usually a dappled pale colour, with both eyes on the right side of its head.

Older and larger females can produce several million eggs in a season.

Location

On the seabed, often quite deep down.

Habitat

Seabed, Open ocean

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