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By the sea bundle

Spending time by the sea this summer? We’ve chosen 4 FSC seaside guides featuring over 100 things for you to spot this July and August, from scallops to starfish and striped dolphin to sandwich tern.

FSC Seashells

The FSC Seashells guide features 40 common seashells found on the seashore in Britain and Ireland. Accompanying text describes how to identify each type of shell. Shells are a common sight at the seaside. Why not take this seashells guide outside with you when walking along the beach? Great places to hunt for seashells include the strandline and beaches close to river estuaries.

FSC Seals and whales

The FSC Seals and whales guide features 25 species of sea mammals (seals, dolphins, porpoises and whales) most likely to be seen in UK waters. Close to shore, the most common sea mammals are the bottlenose dolphin and harbour porpoise. Common dolphins, Risso dolphins, common minke whales and white-beaked dolphins are sometimes also seen from land. Other mammals live in deeper waters, and are most likely to be seen from a boat.

FSC Rocky shore name trail

The FSC Rocky shore name trail features the most common limpets, mussels, periwinkles, topshells, starfish, crabs and shore fishes, as well as seaweeds, lichens and encrusting sponges. Simple yes/no questions guide you to the colour illustrations for each group. Text on the reverse side describes what to look for in each group.

FSC Summer coastal birds

The FSC Summer coastal birds guide features 28 of the birds you can see around the coastline of Britain and Ireland in the summer months. Illustrations show birds their adult summer (breeding) plumage. Accompanying text covers body size, months present, summer activity and important identification features for each species.