8 June is World Oceans Day. Since 2002, World Oceans Day has been bringing people to recognise, protect and restore the oceans of the world.
World Oceans Day
This year, many of the World Oceans Day celebrations have (unsurprisingly) moved online. Many of these online events are echoing the theme of World Oceans Day 2020, which is for 30% of the world’s oceans to be protected by the year 2030.
“We are delighted by the number of global events taking place this year” said Jeff Demain,
World Oceans Day Manager. “The range of online actions is compelling. Where safe, there are also a number of beach cleanups around the globe. The key conservation message of
protecting 30% of our land and ocean by 2030 is being carried far and wide in this year’s
Dive Underwater Online with Google Earth
One of the best ways to appreciate importance of the ocean is see it – which we can now do from home, thanks to Google.
Google Earth features underwater locations from around the globe. It is essentially Street View in the water. Instead of cars and road, you will get to view marine life and coral.
Take an underwater look at must-tick-off-the-bucket-list places such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Mediterranean. Google Earth Oceans provides a fantastic view of the marine life which inhabit the world’s ocean, giving anyone a deeper appreciation of the diversity and importance of life underwater.
Take a dive and pay a underwater visit online for World Oceans Day. Here are some of the stunning underwater locations that you can visit online with Google Earth:
Byron Bay, Australia
Located in the northeastern corner of New South Wales, Bryon Bay is the most easternly point of mainland Australia.
Jeju Island, South Korea
South Korea’s Jeju Island is a popular getaway location and famed for its female free divers.
The Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean and attracts scores of visitors each year.
Okinawa is a world-class diving destination. Its clear waters also make it popular for those who wish to go snorkeling.
Komodo Island, Indonesia
Besides its well-known Dragons, Komodo also has good diving spots.
Jump into the “water” at the Google Earth World’s Oceans page.