Google Maps Expands Its Street View To Include The Ocean

By Kelly West 2012-09-26 10:21:53
Google Maps is more than just a great way to figure out how to get from Point A to Point B, it's also a great way to pass the time (or lose an hour without even realizing it) when factoring in the Street View, which allows us to take virtual tour of various places across the world from a ground view. Until now, those street viewers were restricted to land, but it appears Google has plans to change that. Google Maps is headed for the ocean!

Google Maps posted the following video, which announces their partnership with the Catlin Seaview Survey and induces their first underwater Street View collection.


Google Maps strives to provide people around the globe with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world - including the underwater world. This ocean collection includes six of the world's most incredible underwater spots, including coral reefs (and their inhabitants) in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii. This imagery is available to millions of people through the Street View feature of Google Maps and in our Street View Gallery at: maps.google.com/ocean.

That's right, ocean dwellers! You thought you were safe from Google's prying eye? Think again! The turtle caught on camera in the Great Barrier Reef near Heron Island is my favorite shot from what I've seen so far:


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Makes me think of Finding Nemo's Crush!

Check out more of Google's under-water "Street View" tours here.
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