Sealife

  • Basking Shark
    Basking Shark
    The basking shark is Britain’s largest fish, growing up to 11 metres long and weighing up to seven tonnes - about the size and weight of a double-decker bus!
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  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
    The bottlenose dolphin is a large stocky dolphin around 2.5-3.0m in length. They have a large sickle shaped fin and they can leap right out of the water.
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  • Common Cuttlefish
    Common Cuttlefish
    Cuttlefish are relatives of squid and octopuses. They are predators, living out in water up to 200 metres deep but coming into shallow, weedy waters to breed.
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  • Common Dolphin
    Common Dolphin
    The common dolphin is also known as the short-beaked common dolphin and is one of the smallest of the dolphins, measuring 2.1 - 2.4 metres in length.
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  • Common Hermit Crab
    Common Hermit Crab
    Hermit crabs live inside the empty shells of snail-like animals, particularly whelks and periwinkles.
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  • Common Sun-star
    Common Sun-star
    A beautiful starfish, usually orangey in colour with bands of paler yellow and richer red on the legs. Covered with small spines.
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  • Jewel Aemones
    Jewel Aemones
    The Jewel anemone is a beautiful sea creature with spectacular colours varying from bright green, red, orange, pink and white and has a smooth column.
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  • Killer Whale
    Killer Whale
    The killer whale (Orcinus orca) or orca, is a very striking creature, black on the back and sides with its white belly extending as a rear pointing lobe up the flanks. It has a conspicuous white oval patch above and behind the eye, and a grey saddle on the back just behind the fin.
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  • Long Finned Pilot Whale
    Long Finned Pilot Whale
    The long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas), is a medium-sized whale, with a bulbous forehead and a short, almost imperceptible beak.
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  • Moon Jellyfish
    Moon Jellyfish
    This jellyfish is transparent and grows up to 40cm wide. It is shaped like an umbrella and has short hair-like tentacles around the edges, and four rings towards centre.
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  • Seahorse
    Short-Snouted Seahorse
    The Short-snouted Seahorse has its name because it has a head shaped like a horse and it has a short nose that is slightly upturned.
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  • Tompot Blenny
    Tompot Blenny
    Tompot Blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) a medium-sized elongated, large-headed, large-eyed fish found in crevices amongst rocks below the low tide line.
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