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As part of a collaboration between the Caitlin Seaview Survey and its partners, the Global Change Institute, the Scripps Institute, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, 360-degree underwater photos of UNESCO World Heritage Marine Sites are nowavailable online. The photos are intended not merely as eye candy, but to inform the viewers about the threats affecting these amazing ecosystems The beautiful underwater footage was made using SVII Cameras, which take high resolution images every three seconds, which are used together in the footage. The images can take up to a month at a time to create, using 5 person teams, spending over 5 hours underwater a day.MORE

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