New cycle route announced linking Chichester and Emsworth

It's National Bike Week - what a perfect time for the announcement of a new cycle route linking Chichester to Emsworth, and the villages in between. This will be a 7-mile route travelling along the A259 corridor and is expected to begin construction next year. Take a look at some of the existing cycle routes.
Posted on June 11th 2020Category: General News

Creature Feature - The Dahlia Anemone

In addition to the marine residents that like to move around we have some residents that are sedentary in nature. They can move if they want but prefer to stay in one place, you could call it home. This week Anya introduces you to the aptly named, Dahlia Anemone (Urticina Felina). "Anemones are part of the Cnidaria family which includes jellyfish. The Dahlia Anemone can be found while snorkelling or diving, and comes in an amazing range of colours - at Selsey I have seen pink, purple, yellow and red versions. They have a short squat column, so when open, they appear to be laying flat on the...
Posted on June 10th 2020Category: Blog

Creature Feature - The Thornback Ray

Creature Feature Week 4 This week, diver, freediver and snorkeller Anya is introducing us to another underwater resident: "I am lucky enough to spend my working days on and under the water and get to spend time in a wonderful environment. I'd like to introduce you to a majestic and elegant creature that I will never get tired of seeing - the Thornback Ray – "Raja clavate". We have several different rays in our waters, but the Thornback is the most often encountered by divers and fisherman. This nocturnal hunter spends the day buried in the sand and has evolved over time so when buried, as...
Posted on June 02nd 2020Category: Blog

Creature Feature - The Lumpsucker

If this was a case of the good, the bad, and the ugly, in this week’s requested creature feature Anya Frampton looks at a deep-water visitor to our waters who is often called ugly. Here for just a few short months between Feb and early May, we are looking at the Lumpsucker (Cyclopterus lumpus). Coming from the depths to breed, the female mates and returns immediately to deeper water, so it is the male of the species that is most often spotted. He is, in fact, rather hard to miss with a rugby ball shaped body, large wide head, and rows of bony tubercles that look like warts. To top it all he...
Posted on May 26th 2020Category: Blog