Secrets of the Solent
The Solent is a special place, with endless surprises just beneath its surface. There are vast seagrass meadows and intricate chalk reefs, as well as fascinating species like seahorses, thresher sharks, and cuttlefish.
Our exciting new project Secrets of the Solent will shine a spotlight on this vibrant marine environment. Over four busy years we'll celebrate our extraordinary waters, the amazing people and wildlife that share them, and the inspiring work being done to safeguard their future.
We’ll be joining forces with those who use the Solent for work or leisure to defend vulnerable species and habitats, and collaborating with restaurants and businesses to champion the local sustainable fishing industry.
We'll collect vital wildlife data to help secure better protections, and bring the secret underwater world to life on land through street art and photography. Throughout, we'll empower an army of marine volunteers to share their passion for the Solent with others.
Secrets of the Solent is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We want to thank them and everyone who has given their time and resources to making the project happen - we couldn't have done it without you.
If you'd like to get involved we'd love to hear from you - reach us on email@example.com
Share your thoughts on seafood
Do you live near the Solent? If you have ten minutes to spare we'd love to hear about your seafood preferences. The thoughts you share with us will help to shape future project activity.
News and blogs
Find out about our marine wonders and learn what we've been up to.
My Wild Life: Natalie Harris
Natalie, one of our Marine Champions, shares why she's passionate about our seas and why everyone should take a stand for nature.…
Introducing Wilder Solent
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Search for marine species this Cowes Week
This Cowes Week, take on the Secrets of the Solent Species Trail challenge.
Every little helps: the Big Microplastic Survey
We take a look at the Big Microplastic Survey to see how citizen science is helping them achieve their goal of becoming a global…
Tried and tested: marine citizen science
Citizen science is a great way to make a real difference to our marine wildlife. Katie Finnimore, one of our Marine Champions, tries out…
Searching our shores: Harry and Claire
Compton Bay proves a marine wildlife goldmine for a pair of intrepid species seekers.
Our marine environment
How well do you know the Solent? Check out some of the wonderful wildlife you can find around our local shorelines and waters - you might be surprised!