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Great Barrier Reef: Street View

Tuesday 18th November / presented by James Hall

At the G20 summit the US President suggested we need to do more to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman insists he does – and that nasty green groups are spreading misinformation about his Government’s conservation progress.

Well, I thought we might check out what the reef looks like for ourselves – long way away though, isn’t it?

So, let’s Google it – because now we can, with the launch of the world's first 3D mapping of the Great Barrier Reef.

Australian researchers Catlin Seaview Survey has teamed up with Google to create the database, which allows us to virtually dive the World Heritage Area.

Director of the project Richard Vevers was with us for a chat.

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