In the British Isles, there is a story that has long assisted a balanced relationship between humans and seals. The Selky is a seal-woman, who climbs on the rocks and sheds her skin to reveal a beautiful woman within. If a fisherman is sly enough to steal the woman’s shed seal skin, she must return to land and become his wife and bear his children. Should she ever find her skin, her passionate love of the Sea will draw her into the waves. This core love runs deeper than her love for her family. Because of this shared genetic history, the seals were protected for centuries until industrial fishing plowed a divide between the species.