Northern Ireland has two species of seals. 24 species of cetacean (whales, dolphins & porpoises) have been recorded in Irish waters, with 8 species regular visitors or residents to our shores.
Seaweeds are plant-like-algae. Like land-plants they are vitally important to the ecosystem, as they provide food and habitat to countless marine and coastal species. Seagrass species however are considered 'true plants'