barnacles

Barnacles

Latin name: Semibalanus balanoides
Global Distribution: Atlantic, Pacific
UK Distribution: All coasts of Britain & Ireland, but sometimes is absent or rare in south-west Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and

Wireweed

Wireweed

Latin name: Sargassum muticum
Global Distribution: Originally from Japan – now worldwide distribution
UK Distribution: Along the south coast to the Isles of Scilly and along the north Cornish coast

Sea lettuce

Sea lettuce

Latin name: Ulva lactuca
Global Distribution: Europe, North America (east and west), Central America, Caribbean, South America, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, southwest Asia, China, Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand

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