Celebrate World Oceans Day with the Catlin Seaview Survey

Yesterday, June 8th was World Oceans Day. What better way to celebrate it than to look at Street View under the oceans, a feature first introduced in 2012. Google, in conjunction with the XL Catlin Seaview Survey team have recently released 40 new underwater Street View locations. In addition, the Google LatLong blog is releasing a series of articles by members of the XL Catlin Seaview Survey team.

The blue markers for some of new imagery do not yet show in either Google Maps or Google Earth, so we recommend for now using the map in the Google LatLong blog post to find and explore some of the new locations.


A reef in the Solomon Islands.

Mantis Reef
Mantis Reef (Great Barrier Reef, Australia)

Google or the XL Catlin Seaview Survey team needs to develop a smaller camera system that can be remote controlled so that it doesn’t scare off the fish. Nearly everywhere you look in the imagery, there are shoals of interesting fish in the distance, but finding close up shots is really difficult. Clearly they are a bit camera shy, presumably because of the size of the Street View camera plus diver.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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