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05/06/2015 07:47 BST | Updated 05/06/2015 07:59 BST

To Celebrate World Oceans Day Google Sends Street View To The Bottom Of The Sea

When Google decides to contribute to a great cause it doesn't hold back and to celebrate World Oceans Day the tech giant has done something rather special.

They've sent Street View to the bottom of the ocean.

To highlight the changing environment that makes up 70 per cent of the Earth's surface, Google has put together a range of Street View areas that people can explore beneath the waves.

The Street Views allow you to explore as well as see how the respective environments have changed for the better (or worse) over the course of the last year.

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Jenifer Austin and Brian Sullivan wrote on Google's official blog: "Mapping the ocean is key to preserving it. Each image in Google Maps is a GPS-located digital record of these underwater and coastal environments, which can be used as a baseline to monitor change over time."

"This comprehensive record of coral reefs showcases the beauty of these ecosystems and highlights the threats they face, such as the impact of increasing storms in the Great Barrier Reef and of rising water temperatures, factors causing the reefs to bleach white."

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