Lough Hyne by Terri Kearney

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The Marine Researchers - in Pictures



Lough Hyne by Terri Kearney

Skibbereen Heritage Centre Paperback €15

A visual history of the scientific research carried out at Europe’s first Marine Nature Reserve. This book was launched at the end of May, 2011, at a special event for local people and members of the scientific research teams that had been involved with Lough Hyne.

Lough Hyne, (also spelt Ine), a salt-water lake situated 5 km south-west of Skibbereen in West Cork was first ‘discovered’ by marine biologists in 1886. It is now one of the most-studied marine habitats in the world and was designated as Europe’s first Marine Nature reserve in 1981.

This visual history, covering a time-span of over a century, features people who brought this remote lake to prominence in the scientific world against the backdrop of what was happening locally.

Photographs of scientific experiments and the day-to-day living of the researchers are juxtaposed with images of local people and events. As well as being a visual treat, these photographs record how this small lake became one of the world’s premier marine sites and features the exceptional people who brought this about.

To get your copy, call at the Skibbereen Bookshop or contact them about their mail order service



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