What lives on the seabed?
Seagrass beds are a perfect place for these small, delicate creatures. The underwater meadows provide a safe habitat for seahorses with plenty of small invertebrate prey and lots of places to hide away.
At a maximum size of around 5 centimetres, these tiny creatures can be tricky to spot. By stretching their minute tentacles into the currents, they catch small morsels of food as they drift by.
Snakelocks anemones are beautiful residents of our seashore, with long, grey, green and purple tentacles drifting in the currents to catch food. Be careful, these creatures can sting.
These flatfish are well hidden on the seabed, relying on incredible camouflage to stay safe from predators. Staying out of sight, they are best spotted by the movement of their gills as the breath