Google Street View Photos Ocean Life, Provides 360 Views of the Great Barrier Reef (video)
Google wasn’t joking when they said they wanted to index the Internet. And by Internet they meant the world, that is assuming of course we all live in the Matrix. 90s movie references aside, Google’s Street View camera doesn’t stop at land any longer. They’ve partnered with The Catlin Seaview Survey to create some unparalleled underwater views.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to traverse the ocean’s floors across the world. Instead your underwater perp like ways will be relegated to the Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii and the Philippines, which by our accounts is the Grand Canyon of underwater vistas. To accomplish this feat the divers used a camera called the SVII, a specially designed rig that looks more nuclear bomb from a James Bond movie than photo camera machine. Nevertheless, it captures photos every 4 to 6 seconds and travels through the water at about 4 kilometers per hour, or 2.5mph. Expect deep water surveys that use robots to join the current array of photos sometime soon.