Wildlife and where to see it

Wildlife and where to see it

Our coast and seas are rich in wildlife whether you’re rummaging through seaweed or searching out to sea!

Painted Topshell /Trwyn Fy Nain © Dawn Thomas

Join us as we explore underwater Wales...

Lying where warm waters from the south meet cool nutrient rich currents from the north, the sea around Wales is special in many ways and is home to a vast array of weird and wonderful wildlife. 

With several hundred kilometres of coastline stretching from the Dee Estuary to Chepstow, we are lucky enough here in Wales to experience a large range of coastal and marine habitats from saltmarshes to tidal rapids and mudflats to rocky reefs.

Click on the links below to find out more about coastal and marine wildlife and the wild places in which they're found!

Atmospheric Beach Walk © NWWT

Bottlenose dolphins ©Steve Hartley 

Mini marine biologists

Strandings

Reporting stranded marine animals can allow us to paint a picture of what is going on in our seas, allowing us to take better measures to protect them. 

Click on the links below to find out how to report stranded animals!

Stranded porpoise

Stranded porpoise ©Nia Hâf Jones

Report sick, injured or dead animals

What to do