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Cancun Underwater Museum
Swim with Whalesharks
Columbia Deep & Turtle
In this weeks Google Street View Explorathon, we're heading under the waves in Mexico to explore the wonderful marine biodiversity this area has. The Catlin SeaView Survey team has been capturing wonderful underwater habitats for Google Maps that you can now explore. We'll be visiting more of those over the coming weeks, but for now, do have fun exploring these stunning Mexican Locations.
The Cancun Underwater Museum
Jason deCaires Taylor began placing his pH neutral sculptures underwater and onto the seafloor at Isla Mujeres in 2009. In this underwater tour, you can explore some of the installations. See if you can spot the VW Beetle. Find out more about the project at http://musaislamujeres.com/
Whalesharks at Isla Contoy
Whalesharks, the worlds largest living species of fish, can be found in this tour of the waters around Isla Contoy. Swim alongside these magnificent creatures as well as a Manta Ray, who's also joined the party. Whilst Whalesharks may look and sound quite intimidating, they are harmless, feeding only on the Plankton that blooms around this location through the summer months.
A popular site with divers, Columbia Deep lies just of the island of Cozumel, in Mexicos Yucatan Peninsula. Fantastic reefs are yours to explore here, and if you're lucky, you'll find a wonderful Hawksbill Turtle staring straight at you in one of the views.