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Living With The Sea, Oysters

Isle of Mull, Scotland

Nick Turnbull and George Martin along with their wives, sons and daughter raise oysters in a bay near Croig Pier. At high tide nothing is visible, but when the tide falls activity begins and the families hustle in the brief gap when the bay is exposed. During the time I photographed, unexpected low pressure systems reduced the tidal range causing the workers considerable trouble as they had to work far more quickly than normal as the bay was exposed for a shorter time. This is a clear example of rural businesses experiencing the sharp end of climate change.

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