What Do the Google Ocean Maps Let You See?
The new deep-ocean views work in the same way as the land views provided by the popular 3-D mapping tool Google Earth. Google Ocean allows you to virtually dive into the oceans and explore every square mile of mysterious depths. Up until now you would have only heard about the under water volcanoes, mountains that are ten times the size of Everest and endless deep dark ravines, but now you can actually explore and see them with unprecedented clarity.
For those who are fascinated by the mysteries of the lost world and treasure laden ship wrecks, the ocean data allows them to plunge into the sea and explore the intriguing sites themselves. Not only that, it allows you to view the melting glaciers at the poles and track down the Mid-Ocean ridge, the 30,000 mile long mountain range, the longest in the world.
Google Ocean also allows you to thoroughly explore interesting marine life. Now you can see thousands of marine species and even keep a track of whales and sharks in their natural habitat. The ocean feature also allows you to actually follow marine animals tagged with satellite tracking devices. The blue 3D world not only inpires awe but also helps to provide awareness regarding the issues affecting marine life. Google Earth now offers hundreds of photographs and videos of unknown and endangered marine species which you might be seeing or hearing about for the first time while you view the underwater worlds.
This virtual marine world has been created with the help of some of the best scientists and oceanographers in the world.
Now those coral reefs are not unreachable anymore.