Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Take a virtual swim with the dolphins on protected Brazilian islands

Fernando de Noronha with the Marine GeoGarage

From Mashable by Stan Schroeder

Days after it added stunning imagery of Mount Everest, Google Street View has been updated with beautiful photos from the other side of the world — the Brazilian islands of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas.

 Atol das Rocas with the Marine GeoGarage

The new imagery includes both underwater and land photos of the UNESCO-protected islands, which tourists can only access in limited groups.

On Fernando de Noronha, a group of islands in the Atlantic some 220 miles offshore form the Brazilian coast, you'll find some of the most beautiful surf spots in the world, as well as some amazing beaches and interesting rock formations.

The Atol das Rocas is situated around 50 miles to the east of Fernando de Noronha.
It also offers some spectacular beaches, but the real thrills are located underneath the ocean's surface.
In the new Street View imagery, you can see dolphins swimming through the Canal de Sela Gineta (below) and sea turtles swimming at Buraco das Cabras.

Dolphins Swimming through Canal da Sela Gineta

As usual, besides taking the usual route of exploring through Google Maps' Street View feature, you can also check out the coolest sites from these locations in Google's highlights gallery.

Links :
  • Google LatLon : Mapping Brazilian islands, above ground and under the sea

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