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Portland's Bird Monitoring

Portland Harbour is protected to the South and East by four rock armour breakwaters two of which are completely isolated from the land. Totalling over 4.5 km in length, these breakwaters provide a unique habitat for wildlife. The inaccessible nature of the breakwaters limits human disturbance and proves a favourable breeding site for various species of seabirds. Working with the local ornithological community the port has been part of a longterm ringing effort, which works to ring juvenile birds allowing them to be tracked and identified by ornithologists throughout their lifetime.

Salcombe's Eco-Moorings

Environmentally friendly moorings, or eco moorings, are mooring systems designed to have less impact on the sea bed than conventional swing moorings. They aim to minimise interaction with the seabed to prevent abrasion and therefore the potential to damage sensitive habitats. Salcombe Harbour is a welcoming safe haven and eco-port set in one of the South West’s most beautiful locations. In recent years the harbour has approved trials of a modified swing mooring with additional floats to help minimise or stop scour and protect the seabed.