Ocean in Google Earth

2012 Excellence in Exploration

Inspired by a challenge from ocean explorer Sylvia Earle, Ocean in Google Earth has become a portal for anyone with a computer to virtually explore the wonders of our blue ocean planet in ways that in the past could only be experienced by a handful of adventurers like Don Walsh, a past Benchley winner and one of only two humans to have gone to the deepest part of the sea back in 1960.