Google Earth for Android: Delving into the oceans

Last year Google Earth branched out into the undersea world by collaborating with such organizations such as National Geographic to enable users to explore the oceans and unearth the mysteries of the deep.

The Ocean Showcase became a new feature allowing viewers to see shipwrecks, learn about marine research, and see areas for surfing along with much more. Now the newest version of Google Earth 1.1 for Android, means that those users will also be able to delve into the delights of the ocean, according to Jolie O’Dell over on Mashable, sourced from Google LatLong Blog.

From your handheld device you’ll be able to explorer the underwater world and Jenifer Austin Foulkes, Google product manager says, ““For example, check out the landscape and terrain in Monterery Bay Canyon, which is larger than the Grand Canyon, by zooming in on Google Earth below the ocean surface just off the coast.”

The Explore the Ocean layer on Google Earth 1.1 for Android is much the same as the Ocean Showcase and if you already have Android 2.2 supporting Flash you can view videos within the app. For more on this go to Mashable.com. What do you think of delving into the ocean with the help of Google Earth 1.1 for Android? We’d be interested to hear your thoughts about this.