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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What do you guys think, could this really be two whales off the coast of California? Looks pretty convincing to me! Thanks to Tara Wells. (Very sneaky Tara, but it worked! )
Friday, 29th July 2005
The latest frontier for Google’s Street View technology is underwater. Cameras have visited quite a number of popular diving and snorkelling locations, giving us spectacular imagery of sea life and coral reefs. Today we’re taking a…
Thursday, 17th April 2014
Way back in the early days of Google Sightseeing during our first-ever Island Week, we visited the remote south Atlantic territory of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. In the seven years since that article, a lot has changed with regards to Google’s imagery there. Even in the frigid grasp of the ocean, nothing escapes Google Street View these days. Join us as we explore Grytviken, the world’s southernmost territorial capital.
Tuesday, 9th July 2013
Zoom in on the South Shetland Islands, just off the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, and you’ll see what appears to be a giant Cheerio floating in the South Atlantic. This is actually Deception Island,…
Monday, 4th October 2010
It’s Island Week 4 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. For about a week. GSS Reader Reg Coppicus from Canada thinks Isla San Felix might be “the crappiest posting ever”. Fortunately…
Thursday, 1st October 2009
Previously on Google Sightseeing