#科技头条#【谷歌街景邀你遨游海底】

 

#科技头条#【谷歌街景邀你遨游海底】征服陆地还不够,谷歌街景的下一步是征服海洋。在周四新增的水下“街景”中,包括来自巴厘岛、、巴哈马、大堡礁、阿鲁巴岛等地的录像,仿佛近距离感受鲸鱼、海豚、海龟从身边经过。谷歌认为这项技术还能有效监测海底生态环境的变化。
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A large green turtle captured in Google's latest batch of underwater Street View imagery.

Google Street View is slowly but surely conquering Earth's land surfaces, but the oceans — which cover more than 70% of our planet — are still largely untapped territory.

On Thursday, Google narrowed the gap a little by adding Street View imagery from more than 40 locations around the world, many of which are underwater.

The imagery was collected in partnership with XL Catlin Seaview SurveyNOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Chagos Conservation Trust. It includes underwater footage from Bali, the Bahamas, the Great Barrier Reef, Aruba, Florida Keys and other locations, plusisland imagery from American Samoa, Chagos Islands and Solomon Islands. The timing aligns with World Oceans Day, which is celebrated on June 8.

We can't possibly begin to list every new addition here; each click will lead you into a new corner of the ocean. In our time exploring, we've seen spinner dolphins, humpback whales and giant turtles.

The project, however, is about more than providing a way to virtually swim through the oceans' depths. Google claims the images are GPS-located digital records of these environments and can be used to monitor how they change over time. In one example, you can see how a reef in the American Samoa archipelago has changed over just one year.

In 2013, the company started the project Street View Oceans, adding underwater, panoramic views of coral reefs for the first time. In 2014, Google added imagery from new underwater locations, including Isla Mujeres and Cancun in the southeastern region of Mexico.

 


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