Feb 3, 2009

Google Earth Dives Below The Deep Blue Sea!


Google Earth has now released version 5.0 which includes icon links to ocean life videos of the region. You can now track migration patterns of the Great White Sharks and view topography of the ocean floor. According to Google:

"Ocean in Google Earth is a new feature that enables users to dive beneath the water surface and explore the world's oceans. Users can swim through detailed underwater terrain and browse content contributed by some of the world's leading ocean experts and advocates."

Dr. Richard Spinrad - NOAA Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research "This allows anyone, anywhere, and at any time to explore virtually the ocean from their home computer. And during their journey, they will benefit from abundant contributions of information and imagery supplied by NOAA."

This is a wonderful upgrade for home educators. We love Google Earth for world geography and solar system exploration. Now we can explore the oceans from our desktop for free!

6 comments:

Vixen said...

I love Google Earth, so this is a fantastic addition. I can't wait to go check it out.

Nodin's Nest said...

Vixen: I'm sure you will love it too!

Cindy said...

That is so cool!! I have to check it out!!

Duni said...

I think Google Earth is fascinating. I must check the new feature!

Nodin's Nest said...

Cindy: We are very impressed with the ocean addition!
Duni: My son is having a ball exploring!

Alterity said...

that is just too cool! Of to alert twitter aftr my download is done!

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