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Google Street View Debuts Its First Underwater Feature, Lets You Explore Oceans
By Anthea Quay, 27 Sep 2012
Google has debuted its underwater feature to its Street View maps.
The online map now lets you virtually tour through the coral reefs of six oceans, such as Heron, Lady Elliot and Wilson Islands at the Great Barrier Reef; Molokini Crater and Hanauma Bay in Hawaii; and the Apo Island in Philippines.
In partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey, the images were shot continuously with a submersible SVII underwater camera equipped with three high-resolution wide-angle lenses, to capture 24 megapixel photographs every four seconds, to create 360-degree views.
Google plans to visit 20 other reefs within the year, and continue with more locations in 2013.
[via Google Maps]
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