Explore coral reefs on Google Street View

1. You can now explore coral reefs on Google Street View. Panoramic images of reefs were gathered by the Catlin Seaview Survey – a project which studies the health of coral reefs.

Explore coral reefs on Google Street View

2. The Catlin Seaview Survey is creating a record of the Earth’s coral reefs. They are home to 25% of ocean species.

Explore coral reefs on Google Street View

3. Using a specially developed 360 degree camera, teams of divers from the Catlin Seaview Survey will capture visual data.

Explore coral reefs on Google Street View

4. On the shallow reef the camera is steered by scuba divers.

Explore coral reefs on Google Street View

5. For the deep reef, an area virtually unknown to scientists, the Catlin Seaview Survey will be using robot vehicles…

Explore coral reefs on Google Street View

6. …which can be steered from a boat on the surface of the ocean above.

Explore coral reefs on Google Street View

7. The images to be used by scientists are also making it possible for anyone to see the wonders of the underwater world of the coral reef 

Explore coral reefs on Google Street View

8. This unique and innovative experience gives viewers the chance to dive and see exactly what the scientists will see themselves.

Explore coral reefs on Google Street View

9. The team will be surveying the Great Barrier Reef until the end of December.

Explore coral reefs on Google Street View

10. Opal Reef Christmas tree worms

Explore coral reefs on Google Street View