Google Is Mapping The Bottom Of Sydney Harbour

Google Is Mapping The Bottom Of Sydney Harbour
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What mysteries lurk under the surface of Sydney Harbour? That’s what Google wants to find out by mapping Sydney’s murky depths with a raft of gadgets, tablets and underwater cameras for a new Street View project.

The team, working with Google and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science will use a bunch of underwater cameras controlled by waterproof tablets.

It’s a mammoth job, and one that will take around eight months to complete. The results will be shown off at a conference being held in Sydney in November.

So far, some of the weirder things Google’s team has found so far include trolleys, a bathtub and a whole lot of rubbish. Seriously, Sydney: stop it.

I wonder if they can find the ships that went down in the attack on Sydney Harbour

The last underwater exploration Google took to was mapping the Great Barrier Reef, which produced some fantastic images. [SMH]