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09/26/2012

Google goes underwater

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The world’s first tablet-operated underwater camera, the SVII, utilizes special technology to bring the experience to life, taking up to 50,000 images that will be collected through continuous high-resolution, 360-degree panoramic imagery. When stitched together, these images will allow people to choose a location along the Great Barrier Reef, dip underwater and go for a viewer-controlled virtual dive in Google Maps.

READ MORE: Google offers underwater coral 'street views'

 

This special collection of underwater imagery highlights areas in the Great Barrier Reef and several other underwater spots in the Philippines and Hawaii.

 

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 SVII              © Catlin Seaview Survey

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 Bait Reef: Maori Wrasse © Catlin Seaview Survey 

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Manta Ray, Lady Elliot Island © Catlin Seaview Survey

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Opal Reef: Christmas Tree Worms © Catlin Seaview Survey

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Heron Bommie, Heron Island © Catlin Seaview Survey

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Clown Fish © Catlin Seaview Survey

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 Hanauma Bay, Hawaii © Catlin Seaview Survey

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  Holmes Reef © Catlin Seaview Survey

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Apo Island, Philippines © Catlin Seaview Survey

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 Holmes Reef: Dogfaced Puffer Fish © Catlin Seaview Survey

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Holmes Reef © Catlin Seaview Survey

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Holmes Reef: Oceanic Octopus © Catlin Seaview Survey

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