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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