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.


Sea mouse

Aphrodite aculeata

Type

Worms

Description

A strange looking animal that has a felt-like skin on its back, and brushy bristles on its side.

While it is vaguely mousy in appearance, it is actually a kind of worm!

Location

On sandy or muddy seabeds, but often washes up in late winter storms.

Habitat

Seabed

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