Special report: Irish Sea teeming with life as water quality improves

Simon Redfearn, 47, from South Shore, was on his way to the Isle of Man in June when the pod of dolphins emerged just a few feet away from his boat.
Simon Redfearn, 47, from South Shore, was on his way to the Isle of Man in June when the pod of dolphins emerged just a few feet away from his boat.

New figures have revealed how efforts to clean up our waters are having a real, tangible impact on marine life.

The Gazette spoke to a number of experts, who said the vast sums of money invested in cleaner waters along the Fylde coast is helping to attract oceanic greats like the bottlenose dolphin, basking shark, and even turtles usually only seen in the Caribbean.