Skip to main content
In Brief

Google Street View Unveils Two New Undersea Locations

image of car and whale sharks captured with street view
Google Street View has unveiled two new undersea images: An underwater museum near Isla Mujeres and whale sharks swimming near Isla Contoy, both in Mexico. (Image credit: Google)

Google has added two new underwater locations around Mexico to its Street View scenes.

The company is working in collaboration with the Catlin Seaview Project, which aims to document the world's declining coral reefs using high-definition underwater photography. The new undersea images from around Isla Mujeres and Cancun in Mexico reveal a whale shark swimming near Isla Contoy and a sunken car teeming with life that is part of an underwater museum at Isla Mujeres.

Google Street View already offers under-the-sea glimpses of pristine coral reefs off Bermuda, playful sea lions and massive schools of fish at the Galapagos Islands.

Follow Tia Ghose on Twitter and Google+. Follow Live Science @livescience, Facebook & Google+

Tia Ghose
Tia has interned at Science News,, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has written for the Center for Investigative Reporting, Scientific American, and ScienceNow. She has a master's degree in bioengineering from the University of Washington and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California Santa Cruz.