360⁰ Solomon Islands underwater video covers a team of scientists from Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and XL Catlin Seaview Survey as they set sail on the world’s largest coral reef expedition to gather ground-breaking images to reveal the reefs as never seen before.
The research vessel, M/Y Golden Shadow, was in the Solomon Islands conducting surveys for the Foundation’s Global Reef Expedition. The XL Catlin Seaview Survey science team, from the University of Queensland joined the Expedition and used their custom panorama camera system to take stunning 360⁰ imagery of the reefs. Over the course of 10 days, the team was able to document over 21 miles of reefs, all as part of an ongoing research project that aims to measure coral reef habitat diversity across the tropics and understand how coral reefs are changing due to human pressures.
The 360⁰ imagery we took of Marovo Lagoon in the Solomon Islands – the largest saltwater lagoon on the planet – is now available for you to explore on Google Street View: http://bit.ly/1cCp75U