The Solent Forum

Working in parnership for the future


Solent Seals

A small population of approximately 15 - 20 harbour seals live in the Solent area, often being seen in Chichester and Langstone Harbours, this is the only known rookery in the Eastern English Channel and so they are considered regionally unique and therefore very important.  There are also very low numbers of grey seals that seem to pass through the area, sometimes staying for a period of time.

The Hants and Wight Wildlife Trust  have joined forces with the South Coast Seal Project and Dorset Marine Mammal Research Programme to gather information on marine mammals. Find out more at