Splish, Splash with Google Earth

by Michelle Frey

February 18, 2009

Explore the oceans with the new version of Google Earth. Thanks to Google’s collaboration with over 100 organizations you can now dive into the deep blue sea without getting wet.

There is a really cool “touring” feature where you can swim along the path of a whale shark. If you love to learn, you can splash around to find out new findings about ocean observations, climate change, and endangered species.

Here at Greenpeace, we are excited that Google Earth contains information about marine protected areas. It’s sad to see that only 1% of the oceans are actually protected. We are pushing to get that 1% pushed up to 40%. More protected areas means the oceans will be healthier.

Click here to help speed up the process of declaring more marine reserves!

Greenpeace ventured to the Bering Sea in a push to get that area protected. With the new Google Earth you can check out the research we did and navigate through the canyons we explored. All you have to do is download the new Google Earth (link below) and the search for “Greenpeace.”

http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html

Happy Diving!

–Michelle

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