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 project Secrets of the Solent is shining a spotlight on this vibrant marine environment. Over four busy years we're celebrating our extraordinary waters, the amazing people and wildlife that share them, and the inspiring work being done to safeguard their future.
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.
Due to Covid-19, we're currently adjusting our project activities to ensure the safety of everyone involved. This means that some areas of the project might look a little different to before, or be run in a slightly different way. If you have any queries about this then please get in touch.
News and blogs
Huge thresher shark is the latest of six murals to be painted around the Solent this summer
The murals celebrate the Solent’s extraordinary marine life – with the latest marking the start of National Marine Week.
Marine projects making a splash in the Solent this summer
Secrets of the Solent will continue to highlight the fascinating marine life around our coast in new ways this summer through a variety…
New Seabin installed in East Cowes Marina
New seabin to tackle marine litter installed in East Cowes marina, Isle of Wight
Spiny Seahorses and Ripping Yarns
New exhibition which highlights the issue of marine litter opens at Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery.
My Wild Life: Charlotte Teague
Charlotte, one of our Marine Champions, tells us about her lifelong passion for our seas and shares some simple and achievable swaps she…
Finding solace in the Solent
During the pandemic, many of us have found ourselves less able to do the things we love and have looked to nature for new ways to occupy…
Seagrass: A Seabed Superhero
Have you ever heard of seagrass? This amazing plant provides an impressive list of environmental services – supplying vital habitat to…
Now You See Me: Marine Masters of Disguise
When evading predators and hunting prey, stealth is often key. Luckily our marine life has lots of cunning ways to hide in plain sight,…
An Easy Guide to Eco-Crabbing
Crabbing is a great way to learn about our marine life, but isn't always fun for the crabs themselves! Next time you go, follow…