Surprising number of Sea slugs off Wales

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Although slugs are not considered to be the most exotic of creatures, their cousins the sea slugs are a completely different prospect.

A recent report by the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) about sea slugs at Skomer Marine Nature Reserve (MNR) has revealed that sea slugs are flourishing – with a huge variety of these attractive, striking species being recorded.

In one area of just 13.2 sq km, 66 per cent of UK species were represented.

‘These are specialised predators’

CCW Assistant Marine Nature Reserve Officer Kate Lock said: