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Google Street View virtually takes you under the sea

Google Street View virtually takes you under the sea
Google Street View / Oceans

Just when you thought Google Street View couldn't get any better, it takes you on yet another amazing journey. This time around, the magic is under the sea.

In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8, Google teamed up with Catlin Seaview Survey, a team that maps coral reefs, and has added more than 100 underwater locations to its Street View.

Now, you can swim with humpback whales in the Cook Islands, explore a shipwreck site in Bermuda, play with seals in the Galapagos Islands, or check out the absolutely amazing Underwater Museum of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. And here's a fun little trick. Click on the arrows you see to swim along the same path of the fish in the sea.

I don't know about you, but I could spend hours getting lost at sea! But just because these scenes are gorgeous to look at doesn't mean that's the only purpose of this site. It's also serving as an educational tool to help scientists study the changing ocean landscape over time, as well as how to protect endangered wildlife in the oceans.

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