Google has unveiled new Google Street View underwater images have been added to their service and are now available to view, providing a glimpse of the Great Barrier Reef in all its glory.
From today you can now explore the reef and see the reef at sunset, thanks to a partnership between Google and The Catlin Seaview Survey, which is a a major scientific study of the world’s reefs. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
To capture the unique underwater images that have been added to Google’s Street View The Catlin Seaview Survey used a specially designed underwater camera, the SVII. Google explains in their announcement:
“With these vibrant and stunning photos you don’t have to be a scuba diver—or even know how to swim—to explore and experience six of the ocean’s most incredible living coral reefs. Now, anyone can become the next virtual Jacques Cousteau and dive with sea turtles, fish and manta rays in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii. “
For more information jump over to the Google LatLong Blog, where you can also find more information about other location to explore.
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