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Dive to The Deep Seas with Google Earth

Now, we can go to and explore the deep seas (plus ocean floor) with the new update of Google Earth Maps for Oceans. The areas now visible on Google Earth include the huge Hudson Canyon off New York City, the Wini Seamount near Hawaii, and the sharp-edged 10,000-foot-high Mendocino Ridge off the U.S Pacific Coast.

The Kane Fracture Zone
The Kane Fracture Zone cuts across the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The floor of the fracture is over 5 kilometers deep and the mountain peaks are 1.5 kilometers below the surface. Credit: Lamont-Doherty/GMRT

This time, diving equipment and certificate are unnecessary.