Google adds new underwater images to Street View




Google Street View service has been expanded to include underwater images from the oceans. There are forty new sites listed. One of the reasons to include the images in Street View is to draw attention to climate change.

The underwater images consist include recordings of coral reefs. There are also seen in animals such as whales, turtles and sharks. There are four years to make the collection of images of the ocean, and Google has done in collaboration with several conservation organizations. In a video telling Google how the images were created using divers and underwater cameras.

The initiative asks the Internet giant, including focus on climate change. There are images from this year and last year, making the effect of climate change on coral reefs for example, is shown.

Google started a few years ago with the inclusion of ocean images in its Street View and Earth service. Also started a collaboration with the company Virgin Group, company of billionaire Richard Branson, to explore the oceans.



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