PLUTO webcam

Welcome to the Plymouth Underwater Teaching Observatory (PLUTO), streaming live from the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth Sound. This webcam provides a unique view into the underwater habitat of Plymouth Sound in real time.

Live from Plymouth Sound

Out of sight, out of mind is a perennial problem in marine conservation. The PLUTO system is a way to directly engage people with marine life in Plymouth Sound Special Area of Conservation, by providing an ‘eye in the sea’ – Dr Nicholas Higgs


Schools will be able to join in with live experiments and work with scientists to learn about the local marine environment. In the current age of ‘citizen science’ the PLUTO platform will give members of the public the chance to help generate useful scientific data.

A series of online events and lectures will harness this engagement to raise awareness about the state of the marine environment and the research being done at Plymouth University.

Have a look on the Marine Biological Association's events page to see how you can experience this underwater environment for yourself.


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

Dr Nicholas Higgs