Creature Feature - The Little Cuttlefish

For our second creature feature Anya had a request to look at a cuttlefish. "During the year it is common to find cuttlefish bones washed ashore, these are all that remain of the common cuttlefish. I would like to introduce you a local cuttlefish who leaves no such trace…" The Little Cuttlefish - Sepiola atlantica Just as the name suggests this resident is much smaller, growing to a maximum size of 60mm, the body is usually just 20mm long. They belong to a smallest group of molluscs, the cephalopods, made up of octopus, squid, and cuttlefish. They have a rounded body, oversized eyes, and...
Posted on May 18th 2020Category: Blog

Creature Feature - Velvet Swimming Crab

We want to introduce you to some of the amazing marine life you can find in the Selsey Bill and Hounds Marine Conservation area. Each week we will feature a short piece by Anya Frampton who is lucky enough to interact with them as part of her office. With so many to choose from large, small, or almost invisible our first feature is ……. Creature Feature Week 1 – Velvet Swimming Crab (necora puber) A very distinctive crab with bright red eyes that have led to some calling it the Devil Crab. They are extremely feisty and instead of shrinking away from you they are more likely to rise on their...
Posted on May 11th 2020Category: Blog

All may be quiet at Chichester Canal but wildlife is thriving

May at the Canal. Paddleboarders and rowers gently floating atop the water. Regulars choosing their favourite slice of cake from our waterside cafe. And our boats, Richmond and Kingfisher, bustling with customers enjoying a catered cruise. With glorious sunshine, the Canal would be a vibrant and active place. Not so this May 2020. The Cafe is closed. The boats are resting. Our Heritage Centre is shut. Our 140+ volunteers are missing their regular social activity. The Basin is quieter than perhaps since the 1980’s, when restoration work first began. There’s a few walkers, abiding by current...
Posted on May 04th 2020Category: Blog

Covid-19: Update from Visit Chichester

Message from ​the Visit Chichester Chairman, Francis Hobbs As an industry, we are facing unprecedented times. Many things are looking uncertain and the challenges that l​ie ahead may well be some of the most difficult we have faced in a generation. Priorities ​must be to ensure families, friends, colleagues and teams are ​as safe ​as possible. ​I am afraid many questions may remain unanswered for some time yet ​whilst we all come to terms with the real impact ​of Covid-19 on ​all our businesses. While times are indeed looking difficult, it’s important now​, more than ever​, that we pull...
Posted on March 18th 2020Category: Blog

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