This World Oceans Day, explore our oceans and learn from experts leading marine conservation efforts around the world with Street View and Google Earth.
We hope these stories and sights will inspire you to get involved and help protect our vast and fragile oceans. So jump on in, the water’s fine!Start your underwater adventure in Voyager. With the Ocean Agency, tour Raja Ampat, Indonesia’s rich marine center containing 76 percent of the world’s coral species and 36 percent of the world’s reef fish species—more than any other marine region in the world. Then head to the Gulf of California with Dr. Sylvia Earle to see leaping mobula rays and learn about efforts to combat shark finning. Finally, head south to swim alongside the playful sea lions of the Galápagos Islands, one of the most biodiverse and unique places on the planet.
Once you’ve gotten your sea legs in Voyager, sail on over to Street View for even more beautiful blues. Go tete-a-tete with turtles in the Great Barrier Reef off Heron Island, Australia, snorkel through colorful coral in DA Bai Shah, Taiwan, and enroll yourself in a school of fish in Bali.
Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef
Da Bai Sha, Green Island, Taiwan
Drop-off, Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia
Benwood Wreck, Florida Keys, USA
Bleached Coral at Airport Reef, American Samoa
Hourglass Reef, Bermuda
PUE Coral Gardens, Cook Islands
Underwater Museum, Isla Mujeres
Yamada Point, Onna, Okinawa, Japan
We hope these stories and sights will inspire you to get involved and help protect our vast and fragile oceans. So jump on in, the water’s fine!
Photo credit for header image of Raja Ampat: Jayne Jenkins