Explore local sea life

Explore our sea life

Minke whale breaching off Rue Point, Rathlin Island (c) Tom McDonnell 

Take a dip below the waves

No matter where you are in Northern Ireland, you are never more than 35 miles from the sea. Our seas are home a vast array of magnificent marine life,  small and big,  from mussels to minke whales, scallops to skates, and brittle stars to basking sharks.

Dip below the surface using our interactive map and discover more about the amazing sea life that calls our local waters home. 

More amazing creatures which call our seas home

Join us on a journey around Northern Ireland's coastline and meet local people who share a deep connection with our seas and the life within them.

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Cuckoo wrasse (c) Claire Goodwin