Studland Bay

Our vision for people and nature

Designating Studland Bay as a Marine Conservation Zone could provide a win-win result for wildlife, boaters, fishermen and local communities.

Dorset Wildlife Trust has a ‘vision’ for the future of Studland Bay should it be chosen as a MCZ. As well as benefiting its marine life, including seahorses, endangered undulate rays, native oysters, breeding cuttlefish and commercially fished species, we highlight the benefits to recreational users of the bay, the local fishing industry and local communities.

We need YOUR help to make our vision a reality


Our Vision

Our Vision for Studland Bay

Read our Vision of a Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ)

Download the Booklet (PDF)


We need YOUR help

We need YOUR help - Deep-snouted pipefish © Paul Naylor

Find out how you can help to make Studland Bay a MCZ.

What you can do


Studland's wildlife

Studland's Wildlife - Undulate Ray © K Maidment

Find out about the fascinating wildlife of Studland Bay.

Find out more


Latest marine news

Latest Marine News - Pisa tetradon © Mike Markey

Keep up to date with latest marine news from Dorset

Read the latest marine news



FAQs - Two-spot gobies in eelgrass © Paul Naylor

For answers to questions about seahorses or seagrass.

Visit the FAQs



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Advice for divers diving in seagrass meadows.

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