Well I never thought it would happen but Google not being happy with giving us the Street View of almost every street and accessable road on the planet (I was quite upset that they didn’t get around to doing Area 51) have now decided that they are going to do the same with the floor of the Oceans around the world.
Google are using their partner The Catlin Seaview Survey’s images to create what Google have named as Ocean View. They are going to make six of the world's most incredible underwater spots available for your to see and that includes the likes of coral reefs (and their inhabitants) in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii.
Oh hello there Mr Turtle
Catlin Seaview Survey are creating a major scientific study of the world’s reefs to make these amazing images for Google. They are using a specially designed underwater camera called the SVII to capture these photos and as you can see above, the clarity from them looks fantastic.
Well first our streets, now famous spots on the ocean floor, maybe they will be sponsoring the next trip to Mars for Mars View.
For more information about the new Ocean view there is a blog post posted by Brian McClendon, VP of Google Maps and Earth here: