Mary Gardner is a writer, biologist and photographer, contributing articles about local ecology for The Echo since 2007. Since 2012, she is also a PhD student of Southern Cross University. Her research topic is the historical marine ecology of the subtropics, focusing on Byron Shire. Her special interest is the history of marine animals and people in this place over the past three hundred years. She’s always interested to hear from readers who wish to share their sea stories about the region, people and animals. For more of her work, visit her website Tangle of Life – www.tangleoflife.org.
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