The big Barrier reef, huge coral formation at coast of Australia, is one of the most known and popular natural monuments in the world. Annually some millions persons come to look at it. And very soon to swim for a while between corals of this reef it will be possible, without leaving office. And all – thanks to corporation Google.
We already told about the joint project of corporations Google and Virgin – Virgin Oceanic, consisting in researches of the sea depths which result becomes, including, an Internet resource as Google Street View. However Google one more is engaged in the similar project devoted to the underwater world, but not to all as a whole, and particularly to Big Barrier reef.
Google together with University of Queensland (one of states of Australia) and command Caitlin Group investigates the Big Barrier reef, spending three-dimensional shooting of this scale coral ridge by extent about two and a half thousand kilometres. This technology is fulfilled on other projects Google of type Google Street View, Google Art Project and other. Here only, this time, the world knowledge is transferred under water. A Great Barrier Reef has something to hit people. It is the most unique monument which the nature created eight thousand years. There own unique ecosystem is created.
This ecosystem suffered last decades because of mass flow of the tourists, wishing to swim for a while among coral cities and their inhabitants so the authorities of Australia have already accepted a number of the measures limiting access of people to the Big Barrier reef. Probably, through pair decades there in general it will be impossible to get, if you not the scientist.
However any Internet user can easily make it, having come on the corresponding site supported by corporation Google. Also the channel on Youtube in which it is possible to look at video of the underwater walks which are written down now will be accessible. Predictably, all it will appear in the Network in September of 2012 year.