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.
Small fish with silver sides and belly. Upper sections can have a blue-green tinge. Dark head, gills and its scales are quite large and easily detached from the body.
Atlantic herring can shoal in absolutely massive numbers. Herring shoals have been reported in sizes of one cubic mile, containing several billion individual fish.
Found throughout UK waters, but the highest populations are found in the northern North Sea.