Google, the University of Queensland (UQ) and the Caitlin Group initiated a site for online viewing of the exploration of the Great Barrier Reef; it is availble on the device of choice, for visitors.
Dubbed the Catlin Seaview Survey, (http://catlinseaviewsurvey.com/surveys/tab/updates), the project captures the underwater world of tiger sharks, green turtles, manta rays, and other forms of marine life, while collecting video data on the effects of global warming on marine species.
The exploration is simultaneously streamed, sharing the mysteries of the ocean realms with viewers from around the world, while collecting and recording diagnostics on the health of the Barrier Reef, on film and video.
In shallow waters, 4 cameras with 360-degree lens capability, attached to diver propulsion vehicles (DPVs), record imagery and sound. In deeper water, robotic submarines do therecord, travelling to a depth of 100m.
Viewers can visit You Tube, choose a deep water location, and enjoy a virtual dive.