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Google Maps' Underwater Street View Collection Dives Below the Surface

Google Maps' Underwater Street View launch takes the satellite brand underwater. For years, the Street View tool has been essential for urban planners, architects, and just about anyone looking to get from point A to point B.

The company's deep dive below the water's surface will reveal up close snapshots of turtles and manta rays as they swim about in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii. Images of volcanic islands, ancient coral and craters will also prove essential to the research of marine biologists.

Google has collaborated with The Caitlin Seaview Survey, a scientific research group that specializes in international reefs, to put on the Underwater Street View project. Viewers who zoom in and out of the panoramic frames will get to zero in on all types of fishy activity.