Polly Whyte - earthinfocus
A long, eel-like fish found in seaweeds, crevices and under rocks in rockpools and shallow, rocky seas. Both the males and females of this species take turns to guard their unhatched eggs.
How to identify
Unmistakeable. Pale yellowish-orange in colour, with bands of darker brown and white-ringed black spots along the back.
Where to find it
Found all around our coasts.
When to find it
How can people help
Our seas and coastline are in need of protection if we are to keep our marine wildlife healthy. The Wildlife Trusts are working with fishermen, researchers, politicians and local people towards a vision of 'Living Seas', where marine wildlife thrives. This work has recently had a massive boost with the passing of the Marine Bill, promising sustainable development of the UK's marine environment. Do your bit for our Living Seas by supporting your local Wildlife Trust.