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A bivalve mollusc, Abra alba
A bivalve mollusc
(Abra alba)
A bivalve mollusc, Abra nitida
A bivalve mollusc
(Abra nitida)
A chiton, Acanthochitona crinita
A chiton
(Acanthochitona crinita)
A bristled chiton, Acanthochitona fascicularis
A bristled chiton
(Acanthochitona fascicularis)
A sea slug, Acanthodoris pilosa
A sea slug
(Acanthodoris pilosa)
A sea slug, Acteon tornatilis
A sea slug
(Acteon tornatilis)
A sea slug, Adalaria proxima
A sea slug
(Adalaria proxima)
Grey sea slug, Aeolidia papillosa
Grey sea slug
(Aeolidia papillosa)
A sea slug, Aeolidiella alderi
A sea slug
(Aeolidiella alderi)
Queen scallop, Aequipecten opercularis
Queen scallop
(Aequipecten opercularis)
Cuttlefish, nautilus, octopus & squid, Cephalopoda
Cuttlefish, nautilus, octopus & squid
European common squid, Alloteuthis subulata
European common squid
(Alloteuthis subulata)
Thin tellin, Angulus tenuis
Thin tellin
(Angulus tenuis)
Saddle oyster, Anomia ephippium
Saddle oyster
(Anomia ephippium)
A sea hare, Aplysia punctata
A sea hare
(Aplysia punctata)
Common pelican's foot, Aporrhais pespelecani
Common pelican's foot
(Aporrhais pespelecani)
Sea lemon, Archidoris pseudoargus
Sea lemon
(Archidoris pseudoargus)
A sea slug, Armina loveni
A sea slug
(Armina loveni)
Fan mussel, Atrina fragilis
Fan mussel
(Atrina fragilis)
White piddock, Barnea candida
White piddock
(Barnea candida)
North Atlantic octopus, Bathypolypus arcticus
North Atlantic octopus
(Bathypolypus arcticus)
Yellow-plumed sea slug, Berthella plumula
Yellow-plumed sea slug
(Berthella plumula)
Needle whelk, Bittium reticulatum
Needle whelk
(Bittium reticulatum)
Common whelk, Buccinum undatum
Common whelk
(Buccinum undatum)
A sea slug, Cadlina laevis
A sea slug
(Cadlina laevis)
Painted top shell, Calliostoma zizyphinum
Painted top shell
(Calliostoma zizyphinum)
Smooth venus, Callista chione
Smooth venus
(Callista chione)
Chinaman's hat, Calyptraea chinensis
Chinaman's hat
(Calyptraea chinensis)
Common cockle, Cerastoderma edule
Common cockle
(Cerastoderma edule)
Lagoon cockle, Cerastoderma glaucum
Lagoon cockle
(Cerastoderma glaucum)
Striped venus clam, Chamelea gallina
Striped venus clam
(Chamelea gallina)
Humpback scallop, Chlamys distorta
Humpback scallop
(Chlamys distorta)
Variegated scallop, Chlamys varia
Variegated scallop
(Chlamys varia)
A bivalve, Circomphalus casina
A bivalve
(Circomphalus casina)
Banded venus, Clausinella fasciata
Banded venus
(Clausinella fasciata)
Basket shell, Corbula gibba
Basket shell
(Corbula gibba)
Scarlet lady, Coryphella browni
Scarlet lady
(Coryphella browni)
A sea slug, Coryphella gracilis
A sea slug
(Coryphella gracilis)
Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas
Pacific oyster
(Crassostrea gigas)
Slipper limpet, Crepidula fornicata
Slipper limpet
(Crepidula fornicata)
A sea slug, Cuthona foliata
A sea slug
(Cuthona foliata)
A sea slug, Dendronotus frondosus
A sea slug
(Dendronotus frondosus)
A sea slug, Diaphorodoris luteocincta
A sea slug
(Diaphorodoris luteocincta)
A keyhole limpet, Diodora graeca
A keyhole limpet
(Diodora graeca)
Banded wedge shell, Donax vittatus
Banded wedge shell
(Donax vittatus)
Rayed Artemis, Dosinia exoleta
Rayed Artemis
(Dosinia exoleta)
Curled octopus, Eledone cirrhosa
Curled octopus
(Eledone cirrhosa)
Solar-powered sea slug, Elysia viridis
Solar-powered sea slug
(Elysia viridis)
Slit limpet, Emarginula fissura
Slit limpet
(Emarginula fissura)
A sea slug, Embletonia pulchra
A sea slug
(Embletonia pulchra)
Common wentletrap, Epitonium clathrus
Common wentletrap
(Epitonium clathrus)
A sea slug, Eubranchus farrani
A sea slug
(Eubranchus farrani)
Necklace shell, Euspira catena
Necklace shell
(Euspira catena)
Bean-like tellin, Fabulina fabula
Bean-like tellin
(Fabulina fabula)
A sea slug, Facelina auriculata
A sea slug
(Facelina auriculata)
A sea slug, Flabellina pellucida
A sea slug
(Flabellina pellucida)
Grey top shell, Gibbula cineraria
Grey top shell
(Gibbula cineraria)
Flat top shell, Gibbula umbilicalis
Flat top shell
(Gibbula umbilicalis)
A sea slug, Goniodoris nodosa
A sea slug
(Goniodoris nodosa)
Blue-rayed limpet, Patella pellucida
Blue-rayed limpet
(Patella pellucida)
Netted dog whelk, Nassarius reticulatus
Netted dog whelk
(Nassarius reticulatus)
Laver spire shell, Hydrobia ulvae
Laver spire shell
(Hydrobia ulvae)
A sea slug, Janolus cristatus
A sea slug
(Janolus cristatus)
Violet snail, Janthina janthina
Violet snail
(Janthina janthina)
A sea slug, Jorunna tomentosa
A sea slug
(Jorunna tomentosa)
Banded chink shell, Lacuna vincta
Banded chink shell
(Lacuna vincta)
Orange-clubbed sea slug, Limacia clavigera
Orange-clubbed sea slug
(Limacia clavigera)
Common periwinkle, Littorina littorea
Common periwinkle
(Littorina littorea)
Common flat periwinkle, Littorina obtusata
Common flat periwinkle
(Littorina obtusata)
Rough periwinkle, Littorina saxatilis
Rough periwinkle
(Littorina saxatilis)
Common squid, Loligo vulgaris
Common squid
(Loligo vulgaris)
Baltic tellin, Macoma balthica
Baltic tellin
(Macoma balthica)
Pearly top shell, Margarites helicinus
Pearly top shell
(Margarites helicinus)
Small periwinkle, Melarhaphe neritoides
Small periwinkle
(Melarhaphe neritoides)
Marbled crenella, Modiolarca tumida
Marbled crenella
(Modiolarca tumida)
Bearded mussel, Modiolus barbatus
Bearded mussel
(Modiolus barbatus)
Sand gaper, Mya arenaria
Sand gaper
(Mya arenaria)
Blunt gaper, Mya truncata
Blunt gaper
(Mya truncata)
Common mussel, Mytilus edulis
Common mussel
(Mytilus edulis)
Red whelk, Neptunea antiqua
Red whelk
(Neptunea antiqua)
Dog whelk, Nucella lapillus
Dog whelk
(Nucella lapillus)
Oyster drill, Ocenebra erinacea
Oyster drill
(Ocenebra erinacea)
Common octopus, Octopus vulgaris
Common octopus
(Octopus vulgaris)
Yellow skirt slug, Okenia elegans
Yellow skirt slug
(Okenia elegans)
Celtic sea slug, Onchidella celtica
Celtic sea slug
(Onchidella celtica)
A sea slug, Onchidoris bilamellata
A sea slug
(Onchidoris bilamellata)
A sea slug, Onchidoris muricata
A sea slug
(Onchidoris muricata)
Thick top shell, Osilinus lineatus
Thick top shell
(Osilinus lineatus)
Native oyster, Ostrea edulis
Native oyster
(Ostrea edulis)
A sea slug, Palio nothus
A sea slug
(Palio nothus)
Lagoon snail, Paludinella littorina
Lagoon snail
(Paludinella littorina)
A cockle, Parvicardium ovale
A cockle
(Parvicardium ovale)
Black-footed limpet, Patella depressa
Black-footed limpet
(Patella depressa)
China limpet, Patella ulyssiponensis
China limpet
(Patella ulyssiponensis)
Common limpet, Patella vulgata
Common limpet
(Patella vulgata)
Great scallop, Pecten maximus
Great scallop
(Pecten maximus)
American piddock, Petricola pholadiformis
American piddock
(Petricola pholadiformis)
A razor shell, Phaxas pellucidus
A razor shell
(Phaxas pellucidus)
Lobe shell, Philine aperta
Lobe shell
(Philine aperta)
Common piddock, Pholas dactylus
Common piddock
(Pholas dactylus)
A sea slug, Pleurobranchus membranaceus
A sea slug
(Pleurobranchus membranaceus)
A sea slug, Polycera faeroensis
A sea slug
(Polycera faeroensis)
A sea slug, Polycera quadrilineata
A sea slug
(Polycera quadrilineata)
A snail, Rissoa parva
A snail
(Rissoa parva)
A sea slug, Rostanga rubra
A sea slug
(Rostanga rubra)
Peppery furrow shell, Scrobicularia plana
Peppery furrow shell
(Scrobicularia plana)
Elegant cuttlefish, Sepia elegans
Elegant cuttlefish
(Sepia elegans)
Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis
Common cuttlefish
(Sepia officinalis)
Common bobtail, Sepietta oweniana
Common bobtail
(Sepietta oweniana)
Little cuttlefish, Sepiola atlantica
Little cuttlefish
(Sepiola atlantica)
Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum
Manila clam
(Ruditapes philippinarum)
Common tortoiseshell limpet, Testudinalia testudinalis
Common tortoiseshell limpet
(Testudinalia testudinalis)
Oval venus, Timoclea ovata
Oval venus
(Timoclea ovata)
A sea slug, Trapania pallida
A sea slug
(Trapania pallida)
Pheasant shell, Tricolia pullus
Pheasant shell
(Tricolia pullus)
A bivalve mollusc, Tridonta montagui
A bivalve mollusc
(Tridonta montagui)
Arctic cowrie, Trivia arctica
Arctic cowrie
(Trivia arctica)
Spotted cowrie, Trivia monacha
Spotted cowrie
(Trivia monacha)
Looping snail, Truncatella subcylindrica
Looping snail
(Truncatella subcylindrica)
An auger shell, Turritella communis
An auger shell
(Turritella communis)
Velvet shell, Velutina velutina
Velvet shell
(Velutina velutina)
Pullet carpet shell, Venerupis senegalensis
Pullet carpet shell
(Venerupis senegalensis)
Warty venus, Venus verrucosa
Warty venus
(Venus verrucosa)
A sea slug, Facelina bostoniensis
A sea slug
(Facelina bostoniensis)


A sea spider, Achelia echinata
A sea spider
(Achelia echinata)
Pistol shrimp, Alpheus glaber
Pistol shrimp
(Alpheus glaber)
A hermit crab, Anapagurus hyndmanni
A hermit crab
(Anapagurus hyndmanni)
A springtail, Anurida maritima
A springtail
(Anurida maritima)
Circular crab, Atelecyclus rotundatus
Circular crab
(Atelecyclus rotundatus)
Hooded shrimp, Athanas nitescens
Hooded shrimp
(Athanas nitescens)
An acorn barnacle, Balanus crenatus
An acorn barnacle
(Balanus crenatus)
An acorn barnacle, Balanus perforatus
An acorn barnacle
(Balanus perforatus)
Edible crab, Cancer pagurus
Edible crab
(Cancer pagurus)
Japanese skeleton shrimp, Caprella mutica
Japanese skeleton shrimp
(Caprella mutica)
Common shore crab, Carcinus maenas
Common shore crab
(Carcinus maenas)
Montagu's stellate barnacle, Chthamalus montagui
Montagu's stellate barnacle
(Chthamalus montagui)
Poli's stellate barnacle, Chthamalus stellatus
Poli's stellate barnacle
(Chthamalus stellatus)
Masked crab, Corystes cassivelaunus
Masked crab
(Corystes cassivelaunus)
Brown shrimp, Crangon crangon
Brown shrimp
(Crangon crangon)
A hermit crab, Diogenes pugilator
A hermit crab
(Diogenes pugilator)
Buoy barnacle, Dosima fascicularis
Buoy barnacle
(Dosima fascicularis)
Sponge crab, Dromia personata
Sponge crab
(Dromia personata)
An acorn barnacle, Elminius modestus
An acorn barnacle
(Elminius modestus)
Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis
Chinese mitten crab
(Eriocheir sinensis)
Speckled sea louse, Eurydice pulchra
Speckled sea louse
(Eurydice pulchra)
A squat lobster, Galathea squamifera
A squat lobster
(Galathea squamifera)
Angular crab, Goneplax rhomboides
Angular crab
(Goneplax rhomboides)
Chameleon prawn, Hippolyte varians
Chameleon prawn
(Hippolyte varians)
Common lobster, Homarus gammarus
Common lobster
(Homarus gammarus)
Great spider crab, Hyas araneus
Great spider crab
(Hyas araneus)
Toad crab, Hyas coarctatus
Toad crab
(Hyas coarctatus)
An isopod, Idotea balthica
An isopod
(Idotea balthica)
An isopod, Idotea emarginata
An isopod
(Idotea emarginata)
An isopod, Idotea granulosa
An isopod
(Idotea granulosa)
Scorpion spider crab, Inachus dorsettensis
Scorpion spider crab
(Inachus dorsettensis)
An amphipod, Jassa falcata
An amphipod
(Jassa falcata)
Common goose barnacle, Lepas anatifera
Common goose barnacle
(Lepas anatifera)
Arch-fronted swimming crab, Liocarcinus arcuatus
Arch-fronted swimming crab
(Liocarcinus arcuatus)
Harbour crab, Liocarcinus depurator
Harbour crab
(Liocarcinus depurator)
Flying crab, Liocarcinus holsatus
Flying crab
(Liocarcinus holsatus)
Marbled swimming crab, Liocarcinus marmoreus
Marbled swimming crab
(Liocarcinus marmoreus)
Spider crab, Macropodia deflexa
Spider crab
(Macropodia deflexa)
Slender spider crab, Macropodia tenuirostris
Slender spider crab
(Macropodia tenuirostris)
Common spider crab, Maja squinado
Common spider crab
(Maja squinado)
An acorn barnacle, Megatrema anglicum
An acorn barnacle
(Megatrema anglicum)
Rugose squat lobster, Munida rugosa
Rugose squat lobster
(Munida rugosa)
Velvet swimming crab, Necora puber
Velvet swimming crab
(Necora puber)
A pseudoscorpion, Neobisium maritimum
A pseudoscorpion
(Neobisium maritimum)
Gangly lancer, Nymphon gracile
Gangly lancer
(Nymphon gracile)
A marbled rock crab, Pachygrapsus marmoratus
A marbled rock crab
(Pachygrapsus marmoratus)
Hermit crab, Pagurus bernhardus
Hermit crab
(Pagurus bernhardus)
Hairy hermit crab, Pagurus cuanensis
Hairy hermit crab
(Pagurus cuanensis)
Hermit crab, Pagurus prideaux
Hermit crab
(Pagurus prideaux)
A prawn, Palaemon elegans
A prawn
(Palaemon elegans)
Common prawn, Palaemon serratus
Common prawn
(Palaemon serratus)
European spiny lobster, Palinurus elephas
European spiny lobster
(Palinurus elephas)
Sea bristletail, Petrobius maritimus
Sea bristletail
(Petrobius maritimus)
Bristly crab, Pilumnus hirtellus
Bristly crab
(Pilumnus hirtellus)
Long clawed porcelain crab, Pisidia longicornis
Long clawed porcelain crab
(Pisidia longicornis)
A goose barnacle, Pollicipes pollicipes
A goose barnacle
(Pollicipes pollicipes)
Broad-clawed porcelain crab, Porcellana platycheles
Broad-clawed porcelain crab
(Porcellana platycheles)
A mantis shrimp, Rissoides desmaresti
A mantis shrimp
(Rissoides desmaresti)
An acorn barnacle, Semibalanus balanoides
An acorn barnacle
(Semibalanus balanoides)
A coastal centipede, Strigamia maritima
A coastal centipede
(Strigamia maritima)
A sand hopper, Talitrus saltator
A sand hopper
(Talitrus saltator)
Montagu's crab, Xantho hydrophilus
Montagu's crab
(Xantho hydrophilus)
Risso's crab, Xantho pilipes
Risso's crab
(Xantho pilipes)
An amphipod, Hyperia galba
An amphipod
(Hyperia galba)
A sea slater, Lekanesphaera rugicauda
A sea slater
(Lekanesphaera rugicauda)
Snakelocks shrimp, Periclimenes sagittifer
Snakelocks shrimp
(Periclimenes sagittifer)
An acorn barnacle, Balanus balanus
An acorn barnacle
(Balanus balanus)
Wart Barnacle, Verruca stroemia
Wart Barnacle
(Verruca stroemia)
Crab hacker barnacle, Sacculina carcini
Crab hacker barnacle
(Sacculina carcini)
Common sea slater, Ligia oceanica
Common sea slater
(Ligia oceanica)


Beadlet anemone, Actinia equina
Beadlet anemone
(Actinia equina)
Strawberry anemone, Actinia fragacea
Strawberry anemone
(Actinia fragacea)
Sandalled anemone, Actinothoe sphyrodeta
Sandalled anemone
(Actinothoe sphyrodeta)
Cloak anemone, Adamsia carciniopados
Cloak anemone
(Adamsia carciniopados)
Trumpet anemone, Aiptasia mutabilis
Trumpet anemone
(Aiptasia mutabilis)
Dead man's fingers, Alcyonium digitatum
Dead man's fingers
(Alcyonium digitatum)
Red sea fingers, Alcyonium glomeratum
Red sea fingers
(Alcyonium glomeratum)
Pink sea fingers, Alcyonium hibernicum
Pink sea fingers
(Alcyonium hibernicum)
Sea fan anemone, Amphianthus dohrnii
Sea fan anemone
(Amphianthus dohrnii)
A sea anemone, Anemonactis mazeli
A sea anemone
(Anemonactis mazeli)
Snakelocks anemone, Anemonia viridis
Snakelocks anemone
(Anemonia viridis)
Red speckled anemone, Anthopleura ballii
Red speckled anemone
(Anthopleura ballii)
Glaucus pimplet, Anthopleura thallia
Glaucus pimplet
(Anthopleura thallia)
Gem anemone, Aulactinia verrucosa
Gem anemone
(Aulactinia verrucosa)
Moon jellyfish, Aurelia aurita
Moon jellyfish
(Aurelia aurita)
Parasitic anemone, Calliactis parasitica
Parasitic anemone
(Calliactis parasitica)
Devonshire cup coral, Caryophyllia smithii
Devonshire cup coral
(Caryophyllia smithii)
Daisy anemone, Cereus pedunculatus
Daisy anemone
(Cereus pedunculatus)
A tube anemone, Cerianthus lloydii
A tube anemone
(Cerianthus lloydii)
Compass jellyfish, Chrysaora hysoscella
Compass jellyfish
(Chrysaora hysoscella)
Club-headed hydroid, Clava multicornis
Club-headed hydroid
(Clava multicornis)
Jewel anemone, Corynactis viridis
Jewel anemone
(Corynactis viridis)
Lion's mane jellyfish, Cyanea capillata
Lion's mane jellyfish
(Cyanea capillata)
A sea anemone, Diadumene cincta
A sea anemone
(Diadumene cincta)
A hydroid, Dynamena pumila
A hydroid
(Dynamena pumila)
A sea anemone, Epizoanthus couchii
A sea anemone
(Epizoanthus couchii)
Pink sea fan, Eunicella verrucosa
Pink sea fan
(Eunicella verrucosa)
A sea anemone, Halcampa chrysanthellum
A sea anemone
(Halcampa chrysanthellum)
Herring-bone hydroid, Halecium halecinum
Herring-bone hydroid
(Halecium halecinum)
Kaleidoscope jellyfish, Haliclystus auricula
Kaleidoscope jellyfish
(Haliclystus auricula)
Weymouth carpet coral, Hoplangia durotrix
Weymouth carpet coral
(Hoplangia durotrix)
A hydroid, Hydractinia echinata
A hydroid
(Hydractinia echinata)
Sunset cup coral, Leptopsammia pruvoti
Sunset cup coral
(Leptopsammia pruvoti)
A stalked jellyfish, Lucernariopsis campanulata
A stalked jellyfish
(Lucernariopsis campanulata)
St Johnís jellyfish , Lucernariopsis cruxmelitensis
St Johnís jellyfish
(Lucernariopsis cruxmelitensis)
Plumose anemone, Metridium senile
Plumose anemone
(Metridium senile)
Sea beard, Nemertesia antennina
Sea beard
(Nemertesia antennina)
A hydroid, Nemertesia ramosa
A hydroid
(Nemertesia ramosa)
A hydroid, Obelia bidentata
A hydroid
(Obelia bidentata)
White cluster anemone, Parazoanthus anguicomus
White cluster anemone
(Parazoanthus anguicomus)
Yellow cluster anemone, Parazoanthus axinellae
Yellow cluster anemone
(Parazoanthus axinellae)
Mauve stinger, Pelagia noctiluca
Mauve stinger
(Pelagia noctiluca)
Olive green wart anemone, Phellia gausapata
Olive green wart anemone
(Phellia gausapata)
Portuguese man o' war, Physalia physalis
Portuguese man o' war
(Physalia physalis)
Sealoch anemone, Protanthea simplex
Sealoch anemone
(Protanthea simplex)
Dustbin-lid jellyfish, Rhizostoma pulmo
Dustbin-lid jellyfish
(Rhizostoma pulmo)
A sea anemone, Sagartia elegans
A sea anemone
(Sagartia elegans)
A sea anemone, Sagartiogeton undatus
A sea anemone
(Sagartiogeton undatus)
Northern sea fan, Swiftia pallida
Northern sea fan
(Swiftia pallida)
Oaten pipes hydroid, Tubularia indivisa
Oaten pipes hydroid
(Tubularia indivisa)
Dahlia anemone, Urticina felina
Dahlia anemone
(Urticina felina)
By-the-wind-sailor, Velella velella
(Velella velella)
Whiteweed, Sertularia cupressina
(Sertularia cupressina)
Orange-striped anemone, Haliplanella lineata
Orange-striped anemone
(Haliplanella lineata)
Blue jellyfish, Cyanea lamarckii
Blue jellyfish
(Cyanea lamarckii)
, Abietinaria abietina

(Abietinaria abietina)


A red seaweed, Ahnfeltia plicata
A red seaweed
(Ahnfeltia plicata)
Bearded red seaweed, Anotrichium barbatum
Bearded red seaweed
(Anotrichium barbatum)
Harpoon weed, Asparagopsis armata
Harpoon weed
(Asparagopsis armata)
Eyelash weed, Calliblepharis ciliata
Eyelash weed
(Calliblepharis ciliata)
Lance-shaped eyelash weed, Calliblepharis jubata
Lance-shaped eyelash weed
(Calliblepharis jubata)
Carrageen, Chondrus crispus
(Chondrus crispus)
Coral weed, Corallina officinalis
Coral weed
(Corallina officinalis)
Sea beech, Delesseria sanguinea
Sea beech
(Delesseria sanguinea)
Red rags, Dilsea carnosa
Red rags
(Dilsea carnosa)
A red seaweed, Drachiella spectabilis
A red seaweed
(Drachiella spectabilis)
A red seaweed, Furcellaria lumbricalis
A red seaweed
(Furcellaria lumbricalis)
An encrusting coralline alga, Lithophyllum incrustans
An encrusting coralline alga
(Lithophyllum incrustans)
A red seaweed, Lomentaria articulata
A red seaweed
(Lomentaria articulata)
False Irish moss, Mastocarpus stellatus
False Irish moss
(Mastocarpus stellatus)
A red seaweed, Odonthalia dentata
A red seaweed
(Odonthalia dentata)
Pepper dulse, Osmundea pinnatifida
Pepper dulse
(Osmundea pinnatifida)
Dulse, Palmaria palmata
(Palmaria palmata)
A red seaweed, Phycodrys rubens
A red seaweed
(Phycodrys rubens)
Maerl, Phymatolithon calcareum
(Phymatolithon calcareum)
A red seaweed, Plocamium cartilagineum
A red seaweed
(Plocamium cartilagineum)
A red seaweed, Plumaria plumosa
A red seaweed
(Plumaria plumosa)
A red seaweed, Polysiphonia lanosa
A red seaweed
(Polysiphonia lanosa)
Purple laver, Porphyra umbilicalis
Purple laver
(Porphyra umbilicalis)


Dabberlocks, Alaria esculenta
(Alaria esculenta)
Knotted wrack, Ascophyllum nodosum
Knotted wrack
(Ascophyllum nodosum)
A brown seaweed, Bifurcaria bifurcata
A brown seaweed
(Bifurcaria bifurcata)
A brown seaweed, Carpomitra costata
A brown seaweed
(Carpomitra costata)
Sea lace or Dead man's rope, Chorda filum
Sea lace or Dead man's rope
(Chorda filum)
Oyster thief, Colpomenia peregrina
Oyster thief
(Colpomenia peregrina)
Rainbow wrack, Cystoseira tamariscifolia
Rainbow wrack
(Cystoseira tamariscifolia)
Horned wrack, Fucus ceranoides
Horned wrack
(Fucus ceranoides)
A brown seaweed, Fucus distichus
A brown seaweed
(Fucus distichus)
Toothed wrack, Fucus serratus
Toothed wrack
(Fucus serratus)
Spiral wrack, Fucus spiralis
Spiral wrack
(Fucus spiralis)
Bladder wrack, Fucus vesiculosus
Bladder wrack
(Fucus vesiculosus)
Sea oak, Halidrys siliquosa
Sea oak
(Halidrys siliquosa)
Thongweed, Himanthalia elongata
(Himanthalia elongata)
Oarweed, Laminaria digitata
(Laminaria digitata)
Tangle or cuvie, Laminaria hyperborea
Tangle or cuvie
(Laminaria hyperborea)
A kelp, Laminaria ochroleuca
A kelp
(Laminaria ochroleuca)
Peacocks tail, Padina pavonica
Peacocks tail
(Padina pavonica)
Channelled wrack, Pelvetia canaliculata
Channelled wrack
(Pelvetia canaliculata)
Sugar kelp, Saccharina latissima
Sugar kelp
(Saccharina latissima)
Furbelows, Saccorhiza polyschides
(Saccorhiza polyschides)
Wireweed, Sargassum muticum
(Sargassum muticum)
Wakame, Undaria pinnatifida
(Undaria pinnatifida)


Sea chervil, Alcyonidium diaphanum
Sea chervil
(Alcyonidium diaphanum)
An erect bryozoan, Bugula flabellata
An erect bryozoan
(Bugula flabellata)
A bryozoan, Bugula plumosa
A bryozoan
(Bugula plumosa)
A sea mat, Electra crustulenta
A sea mat
(Electra crustulenta)
A sea mat, Electra pilosa
A sea mat
(Electra pilosa)
Hornwrack, Flustra foliacea
(Flustra foliacea)
Sea mat, Membranipora membranacea
Sea mat
(Membranipora membranacea)
Ross, Pentapora fascialis
(Pentapora fascialis)
An encrusting bryozoan, Umbonula littoralis
An encrusting bryozoan
(Umbonula littoralis)


Segmented worms e.g. ragworms, tubeworms & fanworms, Annelida
Segmented worms e.g. ragworms, tubeworms & fanworms
Sea mouse, Aphrodita aculeata
Sea mouse
(Aphrodita aculeata)
Blow lug, Arenicola marina
Blow lug
(Arenicola marina)
Twin fan worm, Bispira volutacornis
Twin fan worm
(Bispira volutacornis)
A bristleworm, Branchiomma bombyx
A bristleworm
(Branchiomma bombyx)
A bristleworm, Cirratulus cirratus
A bristleworm
(Cirratulus cirratus)
Green-leaf worm, Eulalia viridis
Green-leaf worm
(Eulalia viridis)
A fanworm, Ficopomatus enigmaticus
A fanworm
(Ficopomatus enigmaticus)
A filigree worm, Filograna implexa
A filigree worm
(Filograna implexa)
A scale worm, Malmgreniella lunulata
A scale worm
(Malmgreniella lunulata)
Ragworm, Hediste diversicolor
(Hediste diversicolor)
A bristleworm, Janua pagenstecheri
A bristleworm
(Janua pagenstecheri)
Sand mason, Lanice conchilega
Sand mason
(Lanice conchilega)
A fanworm, Megalomma vesiculosum
A fanworm
(Megalomma vesiculosum)
A fanworm, Myxicola infundibulum
A fanworm
(Myxicola infundibulum)
White catworm, Nephtys cirrosa
White catworm
(Nephtys cirrosa)
A tubeworm, Pomatoceros triqueter
A tubeworm
(Pomatoceros triqueter)
A bristleworm, Protula tubularia
A bristleworm
(Protula tubularia)
Peacock worm, Sabella pavonina
Peacock worm
(Sabella pavonina)
Honeycomb worm, Sabellaria alveolata
Honeycomb worm
(Sabellaria alveolata)
Coral worm, Salmacina dysteri
Coral worm
(Salmacina dysteri)
A tubeworm, Serpula vermicularis
A tubeworm
(Serpula vermicularis)
A tubeworm, Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis
A tubeworm
(Spirorbis (Spirorbis) spirorbis)
A sludge-worm, Tubifex tubifex
A sludge-worm
(Tubifex tubifex)
A scale worm, Harmothoe lunulata
A scale worm
(Harmothoe lunulata)


Allis shad, Alosa alosa
Allis shad
(Alosa alosa)
Twaite shad, Alosa fallax
Twaite shad
(Alosa fallax)
Lesser sand eel, Ammodytes tobianus
Lesser sand eel
(Ammodytes tobianus)
Wolf fish or Catfish, Anarhichas lupus
Wolf fish or Catfish
(Anarhichas lupus)
Common eel, Anguilla anguilla
Common eel
(Anguilla anguilla)
Small-headed clingfish, Apletodon dentatus
Small-headed clingfish
(Apletodon dentatus)
A sea squirt, Ascidia mentula
A sea squirt
(Ascidia mentula)
A sea squirt, Ascidiella aspersa
A sea squirt
(Ascidiella aspersa)
A sea squirt, Ascidiella scabra
A sea squirt
(Ascidiella scabra)
Red gurnard, Aspitrigla cuculus
Red gurnard
(Aspitrigla cuculus)
Seals, walrus, dolphin and whales, Mammalia
Seals, walrus, dolphin and whales
Minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Minke whale
(Balaenoptera acutorostrata)
Trigger fish, Balistes capriscus
Trigger fish
(Balistes capriscus)
Garfish, Belone belone
(Belone belone)
A colonial sea squirt, Botrylloides leachii
A colonial sea squirt
(Botrylloides leachii)
A colonial sea squirt, Botrylloides violaceus
A colonial sea squirt
(Botrylloides violaceus)
Star ascidian, Botryllus schlosseri
Star ascidian
(Botryllus schlosseri)
Common dragonet, Callionymus lyra
Common dragonet
(Callionymus lyra)
Boar fish, Capros aper
Boar fish
(Capros aper)
Rock cook, Centrolabrus exoletus
Rock cook
(Centrolabrus exoletus)
Red bandfish, Cepola rubescens
Red bandfish
(Cepola rubescens)
Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus
Basking shark
(Cetorhinus maximus)
Streaked gurnard, Trigloporus lastoviza
Streaked gurnard
(Trigloporus lastoviza)
Grey thick-lipped mullet, Chelon labrosus
Grey thick-lipped mullet
(Chelon labrosus)
Five-bearded rockling, Ciliata mustela
Five-bearded rockling
(Ciliata mustela)
A sea squirt, Ciona intestinalis
A sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Light bulb sea squirt, Clavelina lepadiformis
Light bulb sea squirt
(Clavelina lepadiformis)
Conger eel, Conger conger
Conger eel
(Conger conger)
Montagu's blenny, Coryphoblennius galerita
Montagu's blenny
(Coryphoblennius galerita)
Corkwing wrasse, Crenilabrus melops
Corkwing wrasse
(Crenilabrus melops)
Goldsinny, Ctenolabrus rupestris
(Ctenolabrus rupestris)
Lumpsucker, Cyclopterus lumpus
(Cyclopterus lumpus)
Short-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus delphis
Short-beaked common dolphin
(Delphinus delphis)
Baked bean ascidian, Dendrodoa grossularia
Baked bean ascidian
(Dendrodoa grossularia)
Leatherback turtle, Dermochelys coriacea
Leatherback turtle
(Dermochelys coriacea)
Football sea squirt, Diazona violacea
Football sea squirt
(Diazona violacea)
Bass, Dicentrarchus labrax
(Dicentrarchus labrax)
Two-spotted clingfish, Diplecogaster bimaculata
Two-spotted clingfish
(Diplecogaster bimaculata)
A sea squirt, Diplosoma listerianum
A sea squirt
(Diplosoma listerianum)
Common Skate, Dipturus batis
Common Skate
(Dipturus batis)
Lesser gooseberry sea squirt, Distomus variolosus
Lesser gooseberry sea squirt
(Distomus variolosus)
Lesser weever fish, Echiichthys vipera
Lesser weever fish
(Echiichthys vipera)
Grey gurnard, Eutrigla gurnardus
Grey gurnard
(Eutrigla gurnardus)
Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua
Atlantic cod
(Gadus morhua)
Shore rockling, Gaidropsarus mediterraneus
Shore rockling
(Gaidropsarus mediterraneus)
Three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus
Three-spined stickleback
(Gasterosteus aculeatus)
Giant goby, Gobius cobitis
Giant goby
(Gobius cobitis)
Black goby, Gobius niger
Black goby
(Gobius niger)
Rock goby, Gobius paganellus
Rock goby
(Gobius paganellus)
Two spotted goby, Gobiusculus flavescens
Two spotted goby
(Gobiusculus flavescens)
Grey seal, Halichoerus grypus
Grey seal
(Halichoerus grypus)
Long snouted seahorse, Hippocampus guttulatus
Long snouted seahorse
(Hippocampus guttulatus)
Short snouted seahorse, Hippocampus hippocampus
Short snouted seahorse
(Hippocampus hippocampus)
Greater sand eel, Hyperoplus lanceolatus
Greater sand eel
(Hyperoplus lanceolatus)
Ballan wrasse, Labrus bergylta
Ballan wrasse
(Labrus bergylta)
Cuckoo wrasse, Labrus mixtus
Cuckoo wrasse
(Labrus mixtus)
Porbeagle shark, Lamna nasus
Porbeagle shark
(Lamna nasus)
European river lamprey, Lampetra fluviatilis
European river lamprey
(Lampetra fluviatilis)
Connemara clingfish, Lepadogaster candollei
Connemara clingfish
(Lepadogaster candollei)
Shore clingfish, Lepadogaster lepadogaster
Shore clingfish
(Lepadogaster lepadogaster)
Dab, Limanda limanda
(Limanda limanda)
Sea snail, Liparis liparis
Sea snail
(Liparis liparis)
Shanny, Lipophrys pholis
(Lipophrys pholis)
Angler fish, Lophius piscatorius
Angler fish
(Lophius piscatorius)
Whiting, Merlangius merlangus
(Merlangius merlangus)
Sunfish, Mola mola
(Mola mola)
Sea grapes, Molgula manhattensis
Sea grapes
(Molgula manhattensis)
Ling, Molva molva
(Molva molva)
A colonial sea squirt, Morchellium argus
A colonial sea squirt
(Morchellium argus)
Bull rout, Myoxocephalus scorpius
Bull rout
(Myoxocephalus scorpius)
Hagfish, Myxine glutinosa
(Myxine glutinosa)
Worm pipefish, Nerophis lumbriciformis
Worm pipefish
(Nerophis lumbriciformis)
Straight-nosed pipefish, Nerophis ophidion
Straight-nosed pipefish
(Nerophis ophidion)
European smelt, Osmerus eperlanus
European smelt
(Osmerus eperlanus)
Tompot blenny, Parablennius gattorugine
Tompot blenny
(Parablennius gattorugine)
A sea squirt, Perophora japonica
A sea squirt
(Perophora japonica)
Common or Harbour seal, Phoca vitulina
Common or Harbour seal
(Phoca vitulina)
Harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena
Harbour porpoise
(Phocoena phocoena)
Butterfish, Pholis gunnellus
(Pholis gunnellus)
Norwegian topknot, Phrynorhombus norvegicus
Norwegian topknot
(Phrynorhombus norvegicus)
Flounder, Platichthys flesus
(Platichthys flesus)
Plaice, Pleuronectes platessa
(Pleuronectes platessa)
Pollack, Pollachius pollachius
(Pollachius pollachius)
Saithe, Pollachius virens
(Pollachius virens)
Common goby, Pomatoschistus microps
Common goby
(Pomatoschistus microps)
Sand goby, Pomatoschistus minutus
Sand goby
(Pomatoschistus minutus)
Painted goby, Pomatoschistus pictus
Painted goby
(Pomatoschistus pictus)
Blue shark, Prionace glauca
Blue shark
(Prionace glauca)
Turbot, Psetta maxima
(Psetta maxima)
Thornback ray, Raja clavata
Thornback ray
(Raja clavata)
Undulate ray, Raja undulata
Undulate ray
(Raja undulata)
Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar
Atlantic salmon
(Salmo salar)
Atlantic mackerel, Scomber scombrus
Atlantic mackerel
(Scomber scombrus)
Black scorpionfish, Scorpaena porcus
Black scorpionfish
(Scorpaena porcus)
Small-spotted catshark, Scyliorhinus canicula
Small-spotted catshark
(Scyliorhinus canicula)
Nurse hound, Scyliorhinus stellaris
Nurse hound
(Scyliorhinus stellaris)
Sole, Solea solea
(Solea solea)
Fifteen-spined stickleback, Spinachia spinachia
Fifteen-spined stickleback
(Spinachia spinachia)
Black sea bream, Spondyliosoma cantharus
Black sea bream
(Spondyliosoma cantharus)
Sprat, Sprattus sprattus
(Sprattus sprattus)
Angel Shark, Squatina squatina
Angel Shark
(Squatina squatina)
Orange sea grapes, Stolonica socialis
Orange sea grapes
(Stolonica socialis)
A sea squirt, Styela clava
A sea squirt
(Styela clava)
Great pipefish, Syngnathus acus
Great pipefish
(Syngnathus acus)
Long-spined sea scorpion, Taurulus bubalis
Long-spined sea scorpion
(Taurulus bubalis)
Leopard-spotted goby, Thorogobius ephippiatus
Leopard-spotted goby
(Thorogobius ephippiatus)
Horse mackerel (or scad), Trachurus trachurus
Horse mackerel (or scad)
(Trachurus trachurus)
Black faced blenny, Tripterygion delaisi
Black faced blenny
(Tripterygion delaisi)
Bib or Pouting, Trisopterus luscus
Bib or Pouting
(Trisopterus luscus)
Poor cod, Trisopterus minutus
Poor cod
(Trisopterus minutus)
Bottle-nosed dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Bottle-nosed dolphin
(Tursiops truncatus)
Topknot, Zeugopterus punctatus
(Zeugopterus punctatus)
John dory, Zeus faber
John dory
(Zeus faber)
Razorbill, Alca torda
(Alca torda)
Herring gull, Larus argentatus
Herring gull
(Larus argentatus)
Great black-backed gull, Larus marinus
Great black-backed gull
(Larus marinus)
European shag, Phalacrocorax aristotelis
European shag
(Phalacrocorax aristotelis)
Manx shearwater, Puffinus puffinus
Manx shearwater
(Puffinus puffinus)
A sea squirt, Corella eumyota
A sea squirt
(Corella eumyota)
Viviparous eelpout, Zoarces viviparus
Viviparous eelpout
(Zoarces viviparus)
A colonial sea squirt, Didemnum vexillum
A colonial sea squirt
(Didemnum vexillum)
, Entelurus aequoreus

(Entelurus aequoreus)


Small brittle star, Amphipholis squamata
Small brittle star
(Amphipholis squamata)
Rosy feather-star, Antedon bifida
Rosy feather-star
(Antedon bifida)
Brown sea cucumber, Aslia lefevrei
Brown sea cucumber
(Aslia lefevrei)
Common starfish, Asterias rubens
Common starfish
(Asterias rubens)
A cushion star, Asterina gibbosa
A cushion star
(Asterina gibbosa)
A cushion star, Asterina phylactica
A cushion star
(Asterina phylactica)
A sand star, Astropecten irregularis
A sand star
(Astropecten irregularis)
Common sun star, Crossaster papposus
Common sun star
(Crossaster papposus)
Sea potato, Echinocardium cordatum
Sea potato
(Echinocardium cordatum)
A pea urchin, Echinocyamus pusillus
A pea urchin
(Echinocyamus pusillus)
Edible sea urchin, Echinus esculentus
Edible sea urchin
(Echinus esculentus)
Bloody Henry starfish, Henricia oculata
Bloody Henry starfish
(Henricia oculata)
A cushion star, Hippasteria phrygiana
A cushion star
(Hippasteria phrygiana)
Seven-armed starfish, Luidia ciliaris
Seven-armed starfish
(Luidia ciliaris)
Spiny starfish, Marthasterias glacialis
Spiny starfish
(Marthasterias glacialis)
Black brittlestar, Ophiocomina nigra
Black brittlestar
(Ophiocomina nigra)
Common brittlestar, Ophiothrix fragilis
Common brittlestar
(Ophiothrix fragilis)
A brittlestar, Ophiura ophiura
A brittlestar
(Ophiura ophiura)
Purple sea urchin, Paracentrotus lividus
Purple sea urchin
(Paracentrotus lividus)
Sea gherkin, Pawsonia saxicola
Sea gherkin
(Pawsonia saxicola)
Green sea urchin, Psammechinus miliaris
Green sea urchin
(Psammechinus miliaris)
Purple sun star, Solaster endeca
Purple sun star
(Solaster endeca)


A sponge, Axinella damicornis
A sponge
(Axinella damicornis)
Yellow staghorn sponge, Axinella dissimilis
Yellow staghorn sponge
(Axinella dissimilis)
A sponge, Ciocalypta penicillus
A sponge
(Ciocalypta penicillus)
A sponge, Cliona celata
A sponge
(Cliona celata)
A sponge, Dysidea fragilis
A sponge
(Dysidea fragilis)
Breadcrumb sponge, Halichondria (Halichondria) panicea
Breadcrumb sponge
(Halichondria (Halichondria) panicea)
Mermaid's Glove, Haliclona (Haliclona) oculata
Mermaid's Glove
(Haliclona (Haliclona) oculata)
An encrusting sponge, Hemimycale columella
An encrusting sponge
(Hemimycale columella)
A sponge, Hymeniacidon perleve
A sponge
(Hymeniacidon perleve)
A sponge, Leucosolenia botryoides
A sponge
(Leucosolenia botryoides)
A sponge, Polymastia boletiformis
A sponge
(Polymastia boletiformis)
A sponge, Suberites carnosus
A sponge
(Suberites carnosus)
A sponge, Suberites ficus
A sponge
(Suberites ficus)
A sponge, Sycon ciliatum
A sponge
(Sycon ciliatum)
Golf ball sponge, Tethya aurantium
Golf ball sponge
(Tethya aurantium)


A comb jelly, Beroe cucumis
A comb jelly
(Beroe cucumis)
Sea gooseberry, Pleurobrachia pileus
Sea gooseberry
(Pleurobrachia pileus)


A green seaweed, Bryopsis plumosa
A green seaweed
(Bryopsis plumosa)
Spaghetti algae, Chaetomorpha linum
Spaghetti algae
(Chaetomorpha linum)
A green seaweed, Cladophora rupestris
A green seaweed
(Cladophora rupestris)
Velvet horn, Codium tomentosum
Velvet horn
(Codium tomentosum)
Gut weed, Ulva intestinalis
Gut weed
(Ulva intestinalis)
Sea lettuce, Ulva lactuca
Sea lettuce
(Ulva lactuca)
, Enteromorpha intestinalis

(Enteromorpha intestinalis)


Orange sea lichen, Caloplaca marina
Orange sea lichen
(Caloplaca marina)
Black lichen, Lichina pygmaea
Black lichen
(Lichina pygmaea)
Sea ivory, Ramalina siliquosa
Sea ivory
(Ramalina siliquosa)
Common orange lichen, Xanthoria parietina
Common orange lichen
(Xanthoria parietina)


Bootlace worm, Lineus longissimus
Bootlace worm
(Lineus longissimus)
Football jersey worm, Tubulanus annulatus
Football jersey worm
(Tubulanus annulatus)


A flatworm, Procerodes littoralis
A flatworm
(Procerodes littoralis)
Candy striped flatworm, Prostheceraeus vittatus
Candy striped flatworm
(Prostheceraeus vittatus)


Common eelgrass, Zostera marina
Common eelgrass
(Zostera marina)
Dwarf eelgrass, Zostera noltii
Dwarf eelgrass
(Zostera noltii)

Cuckoo Ray,
Cuckoo Ray
Breadcrumb sponge,
Breadcrumb sponge
A tubeworm,
A tubeworm
Netted dog whelk,
Netted dog whelk