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.
News and blogs
Find out about our marine wonders and learn what we've been up to.
Teaming up with Trudi
With more marine plastics washing up on our shores each day, we're pleased to announce a new collaboration with environmental…
A Flying Start for our Young Marine Champions
As our Young Marine Champions start to make a real difference in their schools, we welcome them to a special event celebrating their…
Trudi Lloyd Williams: New Year Beach Clean
Environmental artist Trudi Lloyd Williams calls in the new year with a beach clean at Hurst Spit, and reflects on the aesthetic aspect…
Trudi Lloyd Williams: Passionate about Plastics
Environmental artist Trudi Lloyd Williams kicks off her creative collaboration with us, Spiny Seahorses and Ripping Yarns, by meeting…
New Seabin for Ocean Village Marina
The fight against plastic pollution in our local waters is getting an important boost, with the installation of a new Seabin in Ocean…
Secrets of the Solent: our first year
As we pass the one-year milestone for our marine project, Secrets of the Solent, we look back at all we have achieved so far.
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!