Google Street View Is Coming to the Great Barrier Reef

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  1. Biocube

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    Google Street View Is Coming to the Great Barrier Reef

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    Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the largest natural coral formation on Earth and you'll soon be able to see it in all its glory—from your desk.

    The Catlin Seaview Survey, a collaboration between Google, the University of Queensland, and the Caitlin Group, will perform a diagnostic on the reef system's health via a panoramic underwater photographic and video survey. The program has already taken some preliminary surveys, though the group plans to undertake the projects main component—three surveys begin at 20 points around the reef—in September.

    Images will be captured by a 360-degree camera (actually four conveniently positioned fish-eye lens SLR's) affixed to the front end of an Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) for shallow surveys, and robotic subs for surveys between 30 and 100 meters. The group hopes to also study how and if the migratory behavior of tiger sharks, green turtles and manta rays has been affected by global warming.

    Starting today Internet users should be able to access these images via Google Street View and will also be able to watch video of each study section on YouTube. [University of Queensland via New Scientist]

    Image: Caitlin Seaview Survey
     
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    Man I am with you on this, very awesome
     
  4. Biocube

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    wow!
    Hopefully they can figure out the white balance on THEIR camera.....
     
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    I know, i linked this earlier this afternoon too and only got a few hits.
     
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    I can't wait this is so cool..
     
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    ..this is incredible !! : ) Google....who'da'thunk it.....sadly, not my investment broker. : /
     
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    Sounds very cool. I can't wait to see it! :)
     
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    This looks very sweet! I cant wait!