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Thanks to support from John T Reid Charitable Trusts, we’re putting in place Australia’s first ever rocky-reef, live-feed, combined under and above water webcams. Located at Popes Eye, within Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Victoria, the webcams will give the world the chance to see some of the life teeming in the bay. With the underwater camera, we’ll see a rich submarine habitat, home to fish, seals and even dolphins. Above the water, we’ll have a great view of the birds that roost or nest in the area – such as Australasian Gannets and Black-faced Cormorants.
The Reef Cam project is part of our Great Southern Seascapes program – inspiring the community to value the many ways nature supports people, and to encourage people to get involved in coastal conservation. We’re very excited to be deploying webcams in the Marine National Park, so we can all see the amazing creatures that make their home there.
Testing, testing, 123…
The great news is that the infrastructure is now in place at Popes Eye*, so we’re entering the testing phase to make sure all the equipment is working correctly. Once we’re sure everything is working as it should, we’ll publish the live feed, right here so visit us again soon.
In the meantime, find out more about our our Great Southern Seascapes program
*All installation works were carried out in line with Parks Victoria’s issued Scientific and Works Permits, with every care taken to respect the natural values of this unique location. Filming at this site is also consistent with the permit conditions.