Google Street View Goes Under The Sea! You Don't Have To Be A Diver To Love These Photos
The ocean is a mysterious place. It's beautiful, magical and daunting at times...
All of us have wondered what actually lies beneath the raging ocean since we've kinda explored through diving, expeditions. But do you know what's really beneath it? Whales? Sharks? Mermaids?
Ok, maybe we're kidding about the mermaid part. Thanks to Google, you can now get to the bottom of the sea without swimming or getting yourself...
To celebrate World Oceans Day on 8 June, Google is letting users see what it's like to live life under the sea. In partnership with various marine organisations, the initiative serves as a reminder to protect our oceans.
Google is committed to exploring and preserving the ocean. Today, in time for World Oceans Day on June 8, and in partnership with XL Catlin Seaview Survey, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Chagos Conservation Trust, you can explore brand new Street View imagery of more than 40 locations around the world, including the American Samoa and Chagos Islands and underwater dives in Bali, the Bahamas and the Great Barrier Reef.blogspot.fr
With over 40 underwater captured around the world, we have compiled a number of gorgeous street ocean view pictures for you to feast your eyes on. Hold your breath because we're going under!
This is Mola Mola from Bali, the world's heaviest bony fish. Bony fish or osteichthyes are a group of fish that have bone, as opposed to cartilaginous, which has skeletons.
This is a humpback whale in Cook Islands, New Zealand. The whale is in the midst of migrating from the warm waters of Australia to the cool Antartica Ocean.
This fish looks happy to be on camera! What you see behind is a wreckage of an American warship that dates back all the way to 1942.
The famous Great Barrier Reef in Gold Coast, Australia. One of the oldest coral beds in the world, the reef is also home to various kinds of marine life.
Look! A sea turtle! Pedras Secas is one of the world's most iconic dive sites. With odd looking 'volcano' rocks, Pedras Secas looks gorgeous in this picture.
Whale sharks are the largest living species of fishes in the world. Don't let the 'shark' scare you, they're really harmless and docile!
No, nobody drove his car all the way down to the ocean. This is actually an art piece by Jason deCaires Taylor, an artist from UK. The sculpture is part of his Cancun Underwater Museum in Mexico. Yes, a museum under the sea. How cool is that?
School of fishes found at The Devil's Crown off the shores of Galapagos, an volcanic island in Ecuador
The cutest marine life ever - dolphins. These are called Spinners because of their acrobatic skills and aerial performances.
Raja Ampat has the highest level of marine biodiversity in the world with over 600 species of marine life. Good news for us Malaysians because Raja Ampat is in Indonesia!
The wreckage of SS Benwood, a Norwegian merchant ship. The ship rests around 14 metres below water, making it a world famous dive site.
This sheltered reef near the island of Mayreau is one of the most unique coral beds in the world. Why so? Because of the underwater hot spring.
Want more of that ocean goodness? Check out more beautiful pictures here.