The popular live LobsterCam is back up and running in Halifax harbour. 

The camera came back online last week after a months-long hiatus. It was last operating at the end of 2013.

The simple webcam in a lobster trap has captured the fascination of people around the world.

Since it first started in 2011, the LobsterCamera has attracted hundreds of thousands of hits and more than 6,000 fans have recommended the site on Facebook.

The lobster webcam was set up by Nova Scotia Webcams and Murphy's on the Water, which is a restaurant and tour boat operator.

Ralf Pickart, who runs Nova Scotia Webcams as a division of QVISTO Inc., wondered what it would be like to be a lobster, so he set up a lobster trap and attached a webcam.

On its first day in August 2011, the webcam attracted 14,000 hits.

Murphy's has several lobster traps in Halifax harbour and has a scientific lobster licence from Fisheries and Oceans Canada for educational purposes.

They say any lobsters caught in the webcam trap are released back into the ocean.