Now you can explore the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of Google Street View


You may recall back in 2010 that Google Street View extended to parts of Antarctica.  Now they’re going a step further and taking us underwater to explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Thanks to a partnership between the Catlin Seaview Survey and Google Maps, it’s now possible to observe the reef just as divers do.

Specially adapted underwater tablet-operated cameras are collecting more than 50,000 360-degree images from Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii in a bid to create virtual maps of the oceans, share some wonders of the world and show the state of fragile ecosystems over time.

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  1. Anthony says:

    That is so very cool.. although nothing beats actually diving on the reef and seeing all the creatures up close

  2. [...] its position as one of the most spectacular underwater environments when it was linked to the launch of the Catlin Seaview Survey. This critically important series of expeditions, which run from September through until the end of [...]

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