Marine biologists are teaming up with Google to photograph detailed 360-degree panoramas of coral reefs around the globe. Using technology similar to Google’s Street View feature, users will be able to survey coral reefs much like they might scope out a city block.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral cover in just 27 years, with most of that decline coming as a result of heavy storms, predation by crown-of-thorn starfish, and coral bleaching caused by warming ocean temperatures.
In a comprehensive survey of 214 reefs, researchers at the Australian Institute of Marine