Only a fairly tiny section of the planet’s undersea world is covered by new Google Earth, with the app giving users (of Android 2.1 phones and above) the chance to explore the Monterery Bay Canyon. There’s also a new “Explore the Ocean” layer, letting sea types share photos of driftwood and industrial waste.
Here’s a bit more of Google’s description:
“…escape the hustle and bustle of life on land and discover the marine world using Google Earth on your mobile device. Now, you can check out the landscape and terrain in Monterery Bay Canyon, which is larger than the Grand Canyon, by zooming in on Google Earth below the ocean surface just off the coast. Once underwater, we can use the ‘look around’ button to tilt the view and see the extent of this great undersea canyon
And this is what it looks like:
Users of Flash-enabled Android 2.2 phones get a little bit extra – embedded video playback support within the app. Read more over on the Google Mobile blog.