PLUTO webcam

Welcome to the Plymouth Underwater Teaching Observatory (PLUTO), streaming live underwater video from the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth Sound. This summer we are running the 'Sea Life Live' project with the National Marine Aquarium, to raise awareness of marine life and help you to experience the marine environment. 

Live from Plymouth Sound

"We need you! Sign up here to join the Sea Life Live project and help us explore the marine world"

You'll receive a digital welcome pack with information about the project, an identification guide to what you might see, and instructions for reporting your sightings. These sightings will be verified and contribute to a national database that will help conserve marine life.

Go directly to our sightings reporting page on the iRecord system

Dive in and explore the shore!

Now that you've had a taste of the amazing marine life on your doorstep, why not get down to the sea and join some of the hands-on activities taking place this summer:

The National Marine Aquarium have a range of fun summer events on, including Beach Outreaches over the summer.

Wembury Marine Centre have hands-on events for all ages on most days throughout the summer.

The Marine Biological Association Beach Rangers run free family-friendly events on Plymouth’s beautiful shores. Join them on Wednesdays at Teat’s Hill and Thursdays at Kinterbury Creek from 11am-3pm throughout August. There is no need to book. Just turn up and get involved.

Become a wildlife explorer for a day at your local BioBlitz event. The 2017 BioBlitz will be at Lee Bay, near Illfracombe, North Devon on the 22-23 September. Please contact if you would like to join us for this exciting event.

Capturing Our Coast (CoCoast) is a national marine citizen science project that is working with volunteers across the country in order to discover important new information about the ecosystems found along our coastline. Join them for a survey.


If you are interested in using the PLUTO system or to report a problem, please contact:

Dr Nicholas Higgs