Skomer Marine Nature Reserve

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View of the sea from part of the Marloes peninsula
A live individual of the nudibranch Greilada elegans on a bryozoan in Skomer Marine Nature Reserve, Wales, UK

Skomer Marine Nature Reserve is an underwater marine nature reserve located off the coast of Pembrokeshire in Wales. This is one of only two marine reserves in Britain. The reserve completely surrounds the islands of Skomer and Middleholm, and encompasses the mainland coastline around the end of the Marloes peninsula, including the small bay of Martin's Haven.

The sea bed and rocky shelves of the island are teeming with life. Common eelgrass, Zostera marina, one of the very few plants that flower underwater, grows on beds of sand and gravel in sheltered waters and its long, grass-like leaves form underwater lawns that provide food and shelter for other plants and animals. Species of lobsters, crabs and other crustaceans abound, and grey seals give birth on the coast in October and November.

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Coordinates: 51°43′55″N 5°16′34″W / 51.732°N 5.276°W / 51.732; -5.276