British Waters

There is some truly incredible marine life living off and along the coasts of the UK! Huge Humpback Whales breach through the waves, speedy Mako Sharks hunt for irridescent blue Mackerel and hungry Leatherback Sea Turtles stop by each summer to gorge themselves on Jellyfish. 

But it's not all about the big stuff. Long and Short-Snouted Seahorses weave through the seagrass, warrior-like Spider Crabs meander along the seabed and shimmering Sand Eels flutter past in shape-shifting shoals.

Throughout your journey through SEA LIFE Manchester you'll encounter all manner of fascinating creatures that make their home in our chilly, British waters!

Rockpools

Find out more about Britain's amazing rockpool creatures!

Rockling

These eel-like fish have barbels; Whisker like appendages that help them to taste the water for food!

Common Octopus

Common Octopus are found around our coast. Did you know they have three hearts!

Plenty more fish?

Overfishing and damaging fishing practices threaten many British marine species.

Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Confusingly, these little creatures are from the Catshark family!

Lobster

Lobsters have hemocyanin in their blood which means it is blue in colour!

Good Fish Guide

Don't forget to pick up a free MCS Good Fish Guide during your visit to help you chose sustainable seafood!

Moon Jellyfish

Jellyfish are found in every ocean in the world!

Rockpools

Find out more about Britain's amazing rockpool creatures!

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Rockpools

Find out more about Britain's amazing rockpool creatures!

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Rockling

These eel-like fish have barbels; Whisker like appendages that help them to taste the water for food!

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Rockling

These eel-like fish have barbels; Whisker like appendages that help them to taste the water for food!

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Common Octopus

Common Octopus are found around our coast. Did you know they have three hearts!

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Common Octopus

Common Octopus are found around our coast. Did you know they have three hearts!

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Plenty more fish?

Overfishing and damaging fishing practices threaten many British marine species.

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Plenty more fish?

Overfishing and damaging fishing practices threaten many British marine species.

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Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Confusingly, these little creatures are from the Catshark family!

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Lesser Spotted Dogfish

Confusingly, these little creatures are from the Catshark family!

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Lobster

Lobsters have hemocyanin in their blood which means it is blue in colour!

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Lobster

Lobsters have hemocyanin in their blood which means it is blue in colour!

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Good Fish Guide

Don't forget to pick up a free MCS Good Fish Guide during your visit to help you chose sustainable seafood!

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Good Fish Guide

Don't forget to pick up a free MCS Good Fish Guide during your visit to help you chose sustainable seafood!

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next

Moon Jellyfish

Jellyfish are found in every ocean in the world!

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Moon Jellyfish

Jellyfish are found in every ocean in the world!

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