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Ocean

Travel to new depths with Ocean in Google Earth. Watch this video to see Ocean in Google Earth and learn about our partners that have contributed data.

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World of Deep Sea explored by “Shinkai 6500”

A manned research vehicle, "Shinkai 6500", which is operated by JAMSTEC, will lead you to the world of unknown deep sea.

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Ocean Seafloor

Explore the seafloor with Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Topography Synthesis and new data from CSUMB and UHM-SOEST.

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Deep Sea Vents

Discover underwater volcanoes and hydrothermal vents with the Ridge 2000 Deep Sea Vents Tour.

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Pew Fellows 2013

Learn about the 2013 Pew Marine Fellows who are solving the challenges of ocean protection - one piece at a time.

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Indonesia Discovery

Come on a joint Indonesia USA deep sea expedition. Discover what lies below at NOAA Oceanexplorer.

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Hope Spots I

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Hope Spots II

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Hope Spots III

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Cousteau Ocean World

In honor of Jacques Cousteau's 100th birthday, take a tour of the ocean with the Cousteau Society.

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Research Discoveries

A showcase of underwater discoveries made by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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Dive Spots

A showcase of worldwide dive spots, all data and photos contributed by locals. Wannadive.net.

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Surf Spots

A showcase of worldwide surf spots, all data and photos contributed by locals. Wannasurf.com.

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Underwater terrain

A showcase of the most detailed terrain in the ocean.

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The Great Lakes

Play the tour of the largest lake, Lake Superior, then download the tour to explore all five. NOAA-GLERL.

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Ocean Acidification

Ever wondered what impacts all that carbon dioxide we emit is having on the ocean and what consequences this could have for the future? This Google Earth Tour, narrated by Dan Laffoley from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), who is Chair of Europe's Ocean Acidification Reference User Group, takes us on a global journey to understand what impact carbon dioxide has on ocean chemistry. It explores the phenomenon of ocean acidification and explains why even small changes to ocean chemistry could have profound implications for marine life and future economic activities. Follow the tour as we fly from the Great Barrier Reef to remote islands in the Arctic and the bubbling seabed off Vesuvius in Italy. Hear stories of how ocean acidification is already affecting marine life and livelihoods' dependent on a healthy ocean, such as shellfish farming. This animated tour was first presented at the 3rd Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World in Monterey in September 2012 and was prepared in partnership with Jenifer Austin Foulkes (Google), with script by Owen Gaffney (International Geosphere and Biosphere Programme) and Dan Laffoley. The animated sequence of ocean acidification through to the year 2300 was created using data provided by the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology www.mpimet.mpg.de (courtesy Dr. Tatiana Ilyina) and the visualization tools of the German Climate Computing Center www.dkrz.de (courtesy Dr. Michael Böttinger). Film clips courtesy of Canadian Broacasting Group's One Ocean, Greenpeace, Tipping Point by Nicolas Koutsikas and Laurence Jourdain, Georama TV Production. Learn more at http://www.ocean-acidification.net/

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Titanic

Explore the Titanic shipwreck in Google Earth in partnership with National Geographic, the Institute for Exploration, the Center for Ocean Exploration at the University of Rhode Island and Jim Delgado at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Office of Exploration and Research.

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Whale Protected Areas

Learn about whale sanctuaries with IUCN & the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.

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