Web Catch: Explore Earth's oceans with stunning Google Street View locations


Oceans cover an astounding 71 percent of Earth's surface and contain 97 percent of its water, according to the Oceanic Institute.

June 8 is World Oceans Day – to mark the date, Google is sharing its "Oceans" collection. It is the latest addition to Google's already-expansive Street View function and features more than 100 stunning interactive views of the world beneath the waves.

From the Maldives to the Great Barrier Reef, we rounded up a few of our favorites. Click and drag through each image to navigate:

Humpback Whales, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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Views: Humpback Whales, Rarotonga, Cook Islands by Google Maps

Champion Island West, Galapagos

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Views: Champion Island East, Galapagos by Google Maps

Benwood Wreck, Florida Keys, USA

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Views: Benwood Wreck, Florida Keys, USA by Google Maps

Pedras Secas

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Views: Pedras Secas by Google Maps

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef

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Views: Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef by Google Maps

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