Google Captures HD Images of Galapagos; Islands on Google Street View Now
A report has been claiming that the Google Street View has now added Ecuador's Galapagos Islands to it. Thus, the stunning landscapes could also be online explored by people.
The images are of high-definition 360 degrees. These were captured by the Galapagos National Park and the Darwin Foundation, Google, as a joint effort.
It is being said that the introduction of the area on the map has marked the 178th anniversary of the visit by Charles Darwin to Galapagos Islands. Darwin was a British scientist, whose visit was an inspiration for his natural selection theory.
The beautiful images had been clicked using a special backpack camera within 10 days in the month of May. The staff at Google captured a large number of animals in the camera, which were seen by Darwin during his voyage in 1835.
The report said that a glance of the well-known Galapagos wildlife could be enjoyed by viewers. The wildlife could comprise blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, marine iguanas and Frigatebirds.
"We've seen a 50% drop in coral coverage of the last 50 years. If we want to do something about what's going on in the ocean, we should take people virtual diving", said Catlin Seaview Survey's Richard Vevers.
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