Posted by: smirkdirk | February 3, 2009

Google Earth has Mapped the Ocean Floor



“A new version of Google Earth released today will map the 70 per cent of the earth’s surface that is underwater.

The new version, launched today at the California Academy of Sciences, takes data from over 80 organisations, including the US Navy, the National Geographic Society and the Marine Conservation society to provide a map of the underwater sections of the earth, including undersea mountains, shipwrecks and the deepest part of the planet the Marinas trench.

“With this latest version of Google Earth, you can not only zoom into whatever part of our planet’s surface you wish to examine in closer detail, you can now dive into the world’s oceans that cover almost three quarters of the planet and discover new wonders that had not been accessible in previous versions of this magical experience,” said the former American vice-president, Al Gore, at the launch.”

Upon trying it, I’m only getting a big blue screen when in the middle of the ocean, not any coolio oceanic floor action or shipwrecks. But, ummm, well…

news report

Get Google Earth

Speaking of shipwrecks, is it me or is there something totally spooky about shipwrecks in general?

And here’s a cool site to explore shipwrecks!

And here’s a site with awesome shipwreck photos.

Tossed About I’m Like A Ship On The Ocean!


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