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  • It's pretty cool that nowadays we can use Google streetview to walk down streets and

  • Amsterdam to Arkansas without a second thought, at least virtually

  • But, there is some pretty amazing strategic partnerships. Google is now going to be bringing nature to us as well

  • Google is partnering with the University of Queensland's global change institute

  • A not-for-Profit organization called Underwater Earth and an insurance company called Catlin to Bring Google Streetview

  • To the world's largest reef, the Great Barrier Reef

  • These organizations have worked together to develop an underwater camera

  • That's actually also kind of a submersible vehicle

  • And we'll be taking thousands of 360 degree panoramas of the Great Barrier Reef

  • stitching these together along with some GPS data will allow

  • anyone with an internet connection

  • to basically go take a dip in the Great Barrier Reef

  • So basically, I feel the way about this project that the eharmony cat lady

  • feels about cats, it kind of, a little bit makes me want to cry

  • I mean I am probably never gonna get anywhere near the great barrier reef and

  • in all likeliness neither are you and that's just a fact of life

  • The world is big and we can't go everywhere

  • But now you and I, if you know you're not one of the lucky ones, will be able to at least

  • get a glimpse of what it's like to be submerged among what is, in

  • actuality, the world's largest structure made by living things

  • That's right, we do not hold that title

  • Coral holds that title

  • Of course this project is not being done for my personal amusement,

  • there is a scientific focus

  • Scientists will be able to use these extremely detailed

  • photographs to keep track of the reefs health, of it's growth

  • The photographs will also be used to conduct a large

  • animal survey

  • They'll be tracking tiger sharks, Manta Rays and sea turtles

  • The fact is that we know a lot more about how climate change is affecting

  • life on land, than we do about how it's affecting life on water

  • and the ecosystem the great barrier reef is one of the most

  • complicated and important and delicate on the planet

  • The project has already begun though

  • It was somewhat in secret which is quite cool.

  • You can track through some of the photographs that they've already taken at

  • But soon the photographs will be integrated with Google Earth,

  • with Google maps with panoramio and of course they have a YouTube channel which we've already

  • subscribed to, you should too and speaking of subscribing, you can subscribe to SciShow as well

  • where you will always be getting new news about cool things that are happening with science and nature

  • and technology and you can do that at

  • Thank you, and I'll see you soon.

It's pretty cool that nowadays we can use Google streetview to walk down streets and


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グレートバリアリーフのGoogleストリートビュー (Google Street View in the Great Barrier Reef)

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    robert に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日