From the streets of Cairo to Trafalgar Square in London, the whole world is accessible through the computer screen thanks to the digital magic of Google Earth, the same one that surprised the world with its satellite images in 2005 when it was released. And the same one that today allows us to walk at the foot of the street, highway, path in almost any part of the Earth.
And also what is not land, such as the seabed.
How to see the seabed of the Earth by Google Earth
More than two thirds of the Earth is covered by oceans. Draining all that water would reveal huge basins that have never been explored, an undiscovered planet in our own backyard. That’s what Google Earth allows you, one of the most powerful and vast digital exploration and learning tools we have.
Thinking about applying the view ‘Street View’ to the seabed is such an attractive concept that Google Earth has been doing it for years, and you can explore the seabed of the planet without leaving home, through the mobile app or through the browser version for PCs and laptops. For it:
- Enter Google Earth through the browser or download the Android or iOS app
- Activate the seafloor view layer – you can also go directly to that layer from this link
- You will see the Earth floating in Space and, if you zoom in, the seabed in the areas where there should be water.
- On the right side you have a box as shortcuts to the areas of the seabed that have Street View enabled, compiled by Underwater Earth and the Ocean Agency.
- By clicking on them you can immerse yourself in 360º views around the Caribbean, Australia, the Galapagos Islands, the Mediterranean, the Coral Triangle or Bermuda, to name a few.
- If you click on the lower left box, where it says Underwater Earth, you will have a view of the world in Google Maps, and a list of more underwater photos by the oceans and seas of the Earth.