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
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…
My Wild Life: Erica Williams
Erica, one of our Marine Champions, shares how she brought her passion for nature and volunteering into her work life.
Grand Designs: The Reef Builders of our Seas
For most of us, an architectural achievement means assembling a bookcase from IKEA. But some marine species build structures that…
Grub's Up: Marine Life with Tasty Names
Feeling hungry? These marine species may sound delicious, but trust us when we say you wouldn't want them on your plate!
My Wild Life: Benjamin Constable
Benjamin, one of our Marine Champions, shares his thoughts on pursuing a career in conservation and finding a likeminded community.
In the Zone: The Hidden Patterns on our Shores
Our shorelines are known for being busy and beautiful, but hiding in plain sight are clues to how wildlife copes with these challenging…
Trudi Lloyd Williams: Ripping Yarns and Ghost Gear
Environmental artist Trudi Lloyd Williams tries her hand at rope making and considers the changing impact of this material on our marine…