19 of the most mind-blowing Google Street View images from under the world's oceans

google street view pedras secas

To celebrate World Oceans Day, which takes place on June 8, Google has released a series of new Street View imagery from the world's oceans.

Google partnered with the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, and the Chagos Conservation Trust to showcase stunning new images from 40 locations around the world, including underwater dives in Bali, the Bahamas, and the Great Barrier Reef.

Google says on its Maps blog that mapping the ocean is key to preserving it, and the company hopes the release of the new photos will encourage people to learn more about the world's underwater and coastal environments.

This little chap was spotted swimming alongside schools of fish around the Isla Campion in the Galapagos Islands.

These steep underwater sea mountains known as Gordon's Rocks in the Galapagos Islands provide a habitat for a whole variety of marine life.

The colorful Tydeman Reef is part of the Great Barrier Reef and is situated just off from the Australian land-mass at Cape Melville.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

More from Business Insider:
Google's Larry Page was asked whether he was worried about the rise of ad blockers — here's what he said
The 10 biggest executive perks packages in advertising, ranked by extravagance
The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

Read Full Story