Millions of people have enjoyed the novelty of finding the roof of their house, school, or office on Google Earth, a mapping tool that allows the user to explore the world in 3D.
With Ocean in Google Earth, you can dive beneath the surface, explore the ocean with top marine experts, learn about ocean observations, climate change, endangered species and discover new places including surf spots, shipwrecks and travel spots.
Recently, Google and NOAA teamed up to build a tour that showcases some of the major problems our oceans are facing, as well as the main sources of ocean pollution around the world.
During the last week of March, dignitaries and ocean experts from around the world gathered in Hawaii for the Fifth International Marine Debris Conference to discuss how to best combat the economic and environmental impacts of marine debris.
If you didn’t find the Google Earth Tour video sufficiently shocking, check out this disturbing b-roll of marine debris found floating on and around in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
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