What lies beneath the deep blue sea? So much more than you might think.
Traditional deep sea drilling rigs are bulky, expensive and need a relatively stable platform to operate, so they can't work in rough weather. These next-generation drill systems, however, bypass the problem completely by setting up shop on the seafloor.
Rejoice, sea lovers and Cousteau wannabes, because Google Earth now allows you to explore the ocean seafloor. It's quite the trip, even if it doesn't cover the entire planet yet.
What better way to learn about the ocean's depths than plastering this contraption on a wild seal's head? This guy and 56 of his friends are gathering information about the seafloor to help scientists model the ocean's reaction to climate change.