Google's release of an Oceans layer in the latest version of Google Earth, which we gushed about earlier this morning, includes a considerable quantity of Australian information amongst its 20 marine "content layers". Highlights include the Great Barrier Reef, which is one of the 11 main "feature oceans", (so plenty there for coral enthusiasts) and the Point Hicks Marine National Park in Victoria, which shows up in the marine protected areas section.
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