Spring Tides

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'Spring Tides' is the story of how marine biologist Dr Fiona returned to her childhood home of Ramsey Bay on the Isle of Man, after 12 years away studying marine life. She had grown up on the island in a traditional fishing family and developed a lifelong love of the sea and Manx culture. On her return she led a three-year-long struggle to protect Ramsey Bay as the very first Marine Nature Reserve, and raised a young son on the island. Together they explored the coast and coves of the island, spotting basking sharks, discovering eelgrass forests and combing the beach for mermaid's purses and whelks' eggs. With scientific insight and spellbinding prose she perfectly captures the wonder of island life, the transformative power of the sea, and the importance of protecting it for future generations.