There are an almost endless amount of obvious reasons to book a trip to the United Kingdom. Even if you’re not interested in the country’s amazing history or fascinating architecture, there’s still an ample amount of delectable booze. Not interested in either of those? London is one of the world capitals of art and literature. Its museums are home to some of history’s most awe-inspiring art, it’s literary legacy seeps from every street, and its contribution to the performing arts is unparalleled. Even if that doesn’t do it for you, there’s still one more reason to head to the United Kingdom: the aquatic residents. Yeah, you read that right. The United Kingdom gets so much attention for its on-land activities that’s easy to forget that there is a world of wildlife teeming beyond its shores. The UK is home to an incredible array of sea life; more than enough to book a vacation around.
1. Blue Shark
When the waters of the Celtic Seas reach their warmest, blue sharks can be seen frolicking off the western coast. When things are sunny and calm, they’re especially visible. Generally, blue sharks will wait motionless until their prey — mostly small fish and squid — is close enough. At that point, the blue shark is capable of incredible speed.