It turns out that you can use Google Street View for more than just exploring the real street. Street View can now be used to explore underwater locations, but Google has expanded the feature to include some new and beautiful underwater destinations.
The new images, which are available in a Google Earth collection, are not just to help people Explore the beauty that lies beneath the ocean: they also aim to remind users of the impact that humans have had in the environment. Just as there are bright and alive corals and beautiful underwater landscapes, the images also show corals, plastics, etc., bleached and dying.
"We hope that our new underwater images of Street View, available today in a Google Earth collection, will encourage people to fall in love with the ocean, both for its beauty and its fragility, and wanting to protect it, "said Lorna Parry, co-founder and CEO of Underwater Earth, in a blog post.
In particular, the new Street View images show the Lizard Island of the Great Barrier Reef and the coral lagoons of New Caledonia. According to Google, both images show vivid and clear colors, but the fact that the colors are fluorescent means that the corals do not protect themselves from an ocean that is heated. Other images include the "Million Dollar Point" in Vanuatu, which is where the US Army. UU He unloaded jeeps and excavators after the Second World War.
As Google points out, if you're inspired by the beauty of the images in the new Street View collection, there are steps you can count on to help preserve it. For example, you can make an effort to reduce your dependence on plastic and buy fish from sustainable sources, which will help make marine life more sustainable.
You can view the new underwater Street View images for you, along with any other underwater images, in this Google Earth collection. They are also available in a new category of Street View in Voyager, which can be found in Google Earth for Android, iOS and on the web.
Of course, Google will soon have some competition when it comes to Street View. At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the company announced that a feature similar to Street View, called Look Around, would come to Apple Maps on iOS 13.