Image Credit: Google Street View/Google Earth

You can now explore Christmas Island via Google Earth and Street View

  • BY AG Staff |
  • April 24, 2018

Google have made it possible to explore the island and its unique wildlife, as well as the Christmas Island red crab spawning— the finale of their annual migration.

LAST DECEMBER, Google Street View teamed up with Parks Australia for the first time ever to capture the annual Christmas Island red crab migration. And now, they’ve made it possible to explore the entire island.

Christmas Island and nearby Cocos Islands are some of the more remote Australian territories and are notoriously difficult to travel to. With its spectacular red crab migration and more than 80,000 seabirds making the islands home, there's plenty to see.

Excitingly, Street View has managed to capture the last leg of the Christmas Island Crab migration—the spawning. This is when the crabs release their eggs into the ocean. After coming in contact with the sea water, the eggs hatch immediately and release clouds of young larvae

But it’s not just about the Island’s spectacularly diverse wildlife. Viewers are also given the chance to travel through the lush forests and beautiful beaches across the island, which is home to just 2000 inhabitants. 

You can see pictures of the spawning below. To explore Christmas Island and neighbouring islands via Street View click HERE.

Christmas Island red crab spawning

(Image Credit: Google Street View/Google Earth)

Christmas Island red crab spawning

(Image Credit: Google Street View/Google Earth)

Christmas Island red crab spawning

(Image Credit: Google Street View/Google Earth)

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