Today is the United Nations’ first World Oceans Day. The Google Lat Long Blog has linked to six items designed to raise awareness and educate viewers about the oceans ans seas. As an avid fisherman I naturally gravitated toward the Google Earth representations of overfishing. The Where Will it Float Google Earth files may appeal to students’ curiosities as it shows where a plastic bottle will go when tossed into the ocean. You can see all of the visualizations developed by Google here.
Applications for Education
These visualizations developed by Google for World Oceans Day could be used in Earth Science or Marine Science classes.