The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.
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The latest imagery update has now arrived on Google Maps, and with it comes this rather sad image of a beached Sperm Whale on the island of Hjelmsøya, which is off the coast of the extreme…
Thursday, 18th September 2008
In the past we’ve posted several people’s submissions of what they thought were whales, which might have been captured on the satellite imagery of Google Earth whilst nearing the surface of the open sea. In most…
Tuesday, 18th December 2007
I’m going with Whale. No wait, rock! What do you think? See our previous whale posts for more dubious whale sightings! Thanks: Joshk.
Friday, 3rd August 2007
There are about 80 known whale species around the globe, the largest of which is of course the Blue Whale, which can measure up to a massive 30m long. Such a giant beast should easily be…
Thursday, 22nd March 2007
On the shores of the San Ignacio Lagoon in South Baja California, Mexico, we find a fittingly enormous geoglyph of a female gray whale and her calf. The San Ignacio Lagoon is part of the Vizcaíno…
Tuesday, 3rd October 2006
Previously on Google Sightseeing