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Hangout Underwater in the Great Barrier Reef

This Earth Day, National Geographic is teaming up with NASA and Catlin Seaview Survey to bring you a Google+ Hangout that explores the land, sea, and sky (Read more). Explorer Profile: Richard Fitzpatrick, Catlin Seaview Survey Along with explorers from both NASA and National Geographic, we’re talking with Cailtin Seaview Survey cinematographer and shark researcher Richard...

Richard Fitzpatrick, underwater cinematographer for Catlin Seaview Survey.
Richard Fitzpatrick, underwater cinematographer for Catlin Seaview Survey. Courtesy of Google+

This Earth Day, National Geographic is teaming up with NASA and Catlin Seaview Survey to bring you a Google+ Hangout that explores the land, sea, and sky (Read more).

Explorer Profile: Richard Fitzpatrick, Catlin Seaview Survey

Along with explorers from both NASA and National Geographic, we’re talking with Cailtin Seaview Survey cinematographer and shark researcher Richard Fitzpatrick who will be joining us from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef… while underwater.

Through the use of an underwater tablet, we’ll explore the Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of the Catlin Seaview Survey expedition. Using specially designed technology, the team has been recording and revealing the world’s oceans and reefs like never before, in high-resolution, 360 degree panoramic vision. This kind of game-changing documentation has allowed the world to see real-time changes in coral reefs to start planning for the future.

Send in your questions for the explorers and they may be asked on air. You may even be invited to join the Hangout and ask your questions live. Submit your questions by…

  • Uploading a video question to YouTube with #OurEarth (submissions due by April 17th)
  • Posting a question on Google+ or Twitter with #OurEarth or
  • Commenting directly on this blog post

Follow National Geographic on Google+ or tune in right here on this blog post to watch the Google+ Hangout Monday, April 22th at 12 p.m. ET (5 p.m. UTC).

Start exploring other places Catlin Seaview Survey has been by taking a Virtual Dive!

Sea what the high-tech underwater camera sees. Go on a virtual dive! Photo courtesy of Caitlin Seaview Survey.
Sea what the high-tech underwater camera sees..go on a virtual dive! Photo courtesy of Caitlin Seaview Survey.

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