The best of the UK seaside

Nostalgia, beaches and ice-cream come together in perfect harmony as 12 authors and locals choose their favourite places on the UK coast, with places to stay

DJ Carl Cox on Nins Bin seafood caravan, New Zealandn,

By a lonely beach on the South Island’s east coast, this retro caravan sells the freshest crayfish – ready to be gulped down with chips and lungfuls of sea air

Fossilised remains of human-sized ‘lobster’ discovered in Morocco

The newly discovered prehistoric species, named Aegirocassis benmoulae, was an early ancestor of the modern spider and the oldest giant filter-feeder on record

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2015 winners – in pictures

Winner hopes his photograph of a short snouted seahorse – that beat thousands of entries from 40 countries – will raise awareness of the species’ dramatic decline