Google Adds Amazing Underwater Scenes to Street View

Google has gone underwater to celebrate World Oceans Day

You can now explore the depths of the ocean thanks to Google Street View, with brand new imagery showing more than 40 undersea locations around the world.

To celebrate World Oceans Day on 8 June, Google has partnered with XL Catlin Seaview Survey, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Chagos Conservation Trust to map a variety of aquatic locations including the American Samoa and Chagos Islands and underwater dives in Bali, the Bahamas and the Great Barrier Reef.

Users can view impressive 360-degree images of underwater scenery including humpback whales, sea turtles and even great white sharks.

Google has added 40 undersea locations to Street View (Google)
Google has added 40 undersea locations to Street View (Google)

Each image in Google Maps contains GPS location data that acts as a digital record that can be used to monitor environmental change over time.

The tech giant hopes that the new imagery will inspire people to learn more about environmental issues affecting the ocean.