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Awesome animals in Britain

I’ve complained in the past about how we here in Britain have boring animals. But, that’s not the case. In fact, we have pretty brilliant animals, here on this island off the coast of Europe-

5. The Greenland Shark

Greenland-shark-swimming

While we don’t have any Great Whites here, unfortunately, we do have this strange thing. This is the shark which lives at the bottom of the Arctic, eating dead whales and munching large underwater creatures. It can grow up to 7 meters, making it an incredibly dangerous deep sea shark which lives around the British Isles and the Arctic ocean.

4. Pine marten

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In the Scottish forests, this predator kills rabbits, birds and yes, squirrels. I had to break it to you. This awesome mammal is endangered however, so it has to be protected.

3. Raft Spider

raft spider

This brilliant spider is just plain weird. It walks on the surface of lakes and then creates air bubbles to dive under the water to munch on fish. You can see these spiders on any lake, although I haven’t seen any.

2. Humpback whale

humpback_whale_margaret_river

The humpback whale lives in all three large oceans (Pacific, Atlantic and Indian), so it can be found here. However, we’ll have to go up to Scotland and look at them in the North Sea.

1. Basking shark

basking sharkLooking at this picture, you know that this is one weird shark. One of the largest sharks in the world, this gigantic fish eats microscopic animals and small fish. In fact, it’s so big, it can damage boats. This is one of the main reasons I go to beaches, to see if I can see any of these huge sharks.

Britain has got awesome animals, so next time you go for a walk, keep a look out.

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About Ben Williams

I'm 16 years old. I like animals, lasagne, comic books, films, role-playing games and Doctor Who. I write cool stuff - Doctor Who, science fiction, film reviews, and quirks about Britain. I have a blue-tongued skink called Georgy and a cat called Billy.

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  1. Thank you, Ben, for introducing these coastal animals to us here with images and notes.

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