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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: How does a sea cucumber eat?


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?


YouTube: See this sea star catching its prey.

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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.

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Dunedin weather

A Portobello weather station is on our wishlist.  In the meantime, please see the current measurements from the weather station on the Central Dunedin campus.

Dunedin weather station monitor

In addition to local weather, we intend to have sensors for water temperature, salinity, and turbidity at Portobello.

If you would like to see what has been measured in other parts of Otago Harbour, see the updates from the Healthy Harbour Watch project:

Healthy harbour watch maps

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What was happening when we weren't looking?

Fishy news

Educational resources

Royal cam