spying on Australasian Gannets
Above-water Reef Cam spying on Australasian Gannets © Simon Branigan / TNC

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Reef Cam above water live feed

Underwater Reef Cam

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Reef Cam is Australia’s first ever rocky-reef, live-feed, combined under and above water webcams. Check out our own reality show staring some of Port Phillip Bay’s coolest residents – the local flora and fauna – including those from deep under the sea!

Please note: The webcam is solar powered and therefore only operates during local daylight hours and when there is enough sun. A pre-recording will be shown when the live feed is offline.

From time to time the webcam will be temporarily turned off when scientists are engaged in webcam maintenance or research activities.

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About Reef Cam

Located at Pope's Eye, within Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Victoria, the webcams give the world the chance to see some of the life teeming in Port Phillip Bay. With the underwater camera, we see a rich submarine habitat, home to fish, seals and even dolphins. Above the water, we have a great view of the birds that roost or nest in the area – such as Australasian Gannets and Black-faced Cormorants.

Thanks to support from the John T Reid Charitable Trusts, Reef Cam is an important element of TNC’s Great Southern Reefs 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.