killer whale

Killer whale

Latin name: Orcinus orca
Global Distribution: Globally one of the most widespread cetaceans.
UK Distribution: Shetland, Orkney and west coast Scotland.
Size: Up to 9.8m long and 10 tonnes in

peacock worm

Peacock worm

Latin name: Sabella pavonina
Global Distribution: Northwest Europe
UK Distribution: British coasts
Size: 30cm long, 4mm wide
Diet: Filter feeder of small floating food particles
Habitat: On stones in sandy

Flame shells

The Flame shell is a particularly amazing species, building nests using byssus threads which knit the seabed together forming a reef sometimes many hectares in size. While the bright orange tentacle mollusc is on its own a very incredible wee creature, what it builds becomes home to 100's of other species.