Unlocking Solent Secrets

Unlocking Solent Secrets

© Julie Hatcher

Project on hold

Due to the Covid-19 situation our project Secrets of the Solent is currently on hold. If you urgently need to reach someone regarding project activities please get in touch. You can also read more about the Wildlife Trust's wider response.

Our shores are known for their bustling beauty, but the waves beyond hide another wonder of nature. This underwater world is home to fascinating species and important habitats, but remains a mystery even to many coastal residents.

Through Secrets of the Solent, we're helping everyone discover the wonders in our waters. Whether we're raising awareness at events or teaming up with coastal businesses, our activities offer lots of ways to learn.

Pick up a local newspaper, magazine, or harbour guide and you might spot some of our wildlife information. If you're in a club or group that interacts with the marine environment you could enjoy a bespoke wildlife talk - contact us for details.

We're also creating a short film highlighting our marvelous marine life and some of the pressures it faces. Look out for this snapshot of the sea at locations across our coasts this summer, or get in touch about showing it at your venue.

Discovery sessions

While many of us aren't able to visit the coast due to COVID-19 we're bringing the sea to you in our new discovery sessions! Learn about some of our wonderful marine species with Community Engagement Officer Emily and her feline assistants.

Watch the discovery sessions

Spreading the word

We're working with local organisations to help more people to learn about our marine wildlife. Through training, technology, and interpretation, we're creating new ways to encounter the world under the waves.