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Google Earth takes users to the sea

Google Earth, the online mapmaker and geographer, has extended its reach beyond the world’s land masses to its oceans their undersea topography and marine life with the launch of Google Earth 5.0 and its oceans feature.

Three years in development, Google’s Oceans launched Feb. 2 in San Francisco at the California Academy of Sciences, a research institution where deep-water ocean researcher Sylvia Earle, “the lady of the deep,” once worked. Now explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, Earle was a prime mover in getting Google Earth to take on oceans, says Liz Taylor, president of Doer Marine, a company Earle co-founded to develop deep-sea vehicles.

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