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Check out what is happening at the Marine Studies Centre and what the animals are getting up to in our tanks via our webcams.



Check out the harbour and island views. See what boats are in and what's going on at the end of the wharf.



Are the seahorses courting? Have they been fed recently? Is there any plankton swimming about in the tank?


YouTube Sea Cucumber



What fish and other animals can you spot today? Do check in on feeding days: Tuesday and Friday mornings!



Is there anything new in the touchpool? Can you spot a crab scurrying around? How many sea stars are there?

Portobello tide level monitor

A tide sensor has been installed at Portobello which gives current updates on the tide via a satellite connection.

See the Portobello tide level monitor page.

Otago Harbour conditions

Sensors have been deployed at the Portobello Marine Laboratory to measure the sea temperature, salinity, chlorophyll-a concentration, pH and dissolved oxygen as well as water level.

See the current sensor data.

Portobello weather

See the current measurements from the weather station on the Portobello Peninsula.

Portobello weather station monitor


What was happening when we weren't looking?

Fishy news

Educational resources

Royal cam

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