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.


Honeycomb worm

Sabellaria alveolata

Type

Worms

Description

Honeycomb-like homes made by these worms on the shore give it its name. The worms themselves are discreetly tucked away inside!

Makes a structure on the shore, over many many years, that looks like a termite mound.

Location

Usually found in amongst rocks next to sandy or muddy beaches.

Habitat

Rocky shore, Strandline, Sandy beaches

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