News__ Google Goes Deep

October 01, 2012 | By

Google captures the ocean's "street views"

With custom-designed cameras, inspired by sharks (seriously), Google brings interactive panoramic views of the ocean to your screen. This isn't a screensaver of fish swimming around. It's a real look at waters around Hawaii, the Philippines and Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

The underwater "street view" project is part of a partnership with Catlin Seaview Survey which is "a game-changing scientific study of coral reefs." They hope Google will help mainstream their quest to protect the world's coral reefs. If we feel connected to the water, maybe we'll pay more attention to how we can help sustain those endangered aquatic environments.

Check out this video about Google's underwater street views. You should also check out this blog by Jon Rafman full of unexpected Google street view captures.

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