Just over a year ago, Google unveiled their 3D ocean in Google Earth. Since then, they’ve added a variety of features to it such as improving the visualizations, adding high-res terrain and even adding Frank’s expedition to the layer.
Now they’ve announced that it will be one of the default layers for all users. In addition, they’ve added a narrated tour to their Ocean Showcase to show some regions that are proposed to be marine protected areas.
With the addition of the Ocean layer to the default set of annotations for all users, it will help expose it to a wider audience of users.