Now you can go under the sea with Google Street View

We don't promise you'll meet any mermaids, though

Google has released some amazing pictures of ocean life as part of its Street View feature in Maps, celebrating the World Oceans Day on June 8.

Timewasting, but not quite

Don’t be surprised when Google Maps starts making recommendations, hinting about how oceans are just as important as cities with annotations such as the ones below as you use the app:

Dive with giant ocean sunfish (Mola mola) and giant parrotfish off the coast of Bali.

Swim underwater alongside schools of giant travely in Mexico.

This is Google’s way of reminding us that we humans interact with the oceans the same way we interact with the land, therefore preservation to the earth not only encompasses the places and the cities that we live in, but also the ocean that surrounds us. Maps also included Global Fishing Watch visualisation to show us where we are fishing and over fishing.

All this was possible with Google’s partnership with XL Catlin Seaview Survey, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Chagos Conservation Trust.

[source : Gizmodo]