Google Street View Dives Into The Ocean For World Oceans Day

Google Street View Dives Into The Ocean For World Oceans Day
Mola Mola / Photo Credit: Google

Mola Mola / Photo Credit: Google

In honour of World Oceans Day, Google Street View is now showing images of over 40 locations around the world, including the American Samoa and Chagos Islands and underwater dives in Bali, the Bahamas and the great Barrier Reef.

Achieved in partnership with XL Catlin Seaview Survey, NOAA's Office of National Marine Santuaries and the Chagos Conservation Trust, they hope that this new exposure of life beneath the waves will inspire people to learn more about this precious natural resource.

They also see such an ambitious project as a conservation movement as each image is a GPS-located digital record of the underwater and coastal environment, which can be used as a baseline to monitor change over time and will definitely be used as pictures in a school project.

Those who are adventurous (pretty much every reader of OKJ Discoveries is), can also "swim" underwater alongside some of the most wondrous and exotic creatures with just one click.

And so, click here to begin your journey!

Norman Reef, Great Barrier Reef / Photo Credit: Google

Norman Reef, Great Barrier Reef / Photo Credit: Google

Humpback Whales, Rarotonga, Cook Islands / Photo Credit: Google

Humpback Whales, Rarotonga, Cook Islands / Photo Credit: Google

The Underwater Museum of Isla Mujeres, Mexico / Photo Credit: Google

The Underwater Museum of Isla Mujeres, Mexico / Photo Credit: Google

Devil's Crown, Galapagos / Photo Credit: Google

Devil's Crown, Galapagos / Photo Credit: Google