Helen Scales

Author bio

Dr. Helen Scales is a freelance science writer, documentary-maker, and marine biologist based in Cambridge, England. Her stories about the ocean have appeared in the Guardian, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Natural History Magazine, and National Geographic News. Among her BBC radio documentaries, she’s explored the enduring dreams of living underwater and of conquering the waves. Her latest book, Spirals in Time, examines the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells.

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