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Chichester Harbour Nature Notes

Chichester Harbour Nature Notes
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As the days get shorter and we move towards autumn, the animals and birds in Chichester Harbour are starting to respond in their own ways to the changing season. Migrating birds are gathering in the coastal areas and reptiles will be out and about basking for longer in the late summer sun. To find out more about the wild things in and near Chichester Harbour, follow this link to Ed Rowsell's Nature Notes or sign up to Chichester Harbour Conservancy's monthly update.

Marine Life

Marine Life

Our local waters throng with marine life. In Chichester Harbour pontoon pilings and mooring chains are covered in a wealth of colourful seaweeds and animals and reefs of native oysters provide a home for bright red sea squirts, hydroids and sponges. The worms, crustaceans and molluscs that provide food for Harbour birds also sustain a rich food chain below... Read More»

Solar Boat

Solar Boat

There are many environmental benefits to be found when using an electrically driven Solar Powered catamaran as opposed to more conventional fuel driven vessels: · Silent running – therefore no disturbance to birds, animals or humans · No exhaust emissions – therefore no CO2 contribution to greenhouse gases · The twin hull configuration contributes two major benefits; tremendous stability and no wash.... Read More»

Sailing

Sailing

Chichester Harbour hosts several sailing clubs with at least four based in the Manhood Peninsula. There is also an active social coastal sailing club based at the Shore Inn in East Wittering and skippered yachts can be hired from Chichester marina. Chichester Yacht Club Dell Quay Sailing Club Itchenor Sailing Club West Wittering Sailing Club Inn Shore Cruising Club, East... Read More»