Marine explorer

UNESCO goes digital for World Oceans Day.

To help promote World Oceans Day, UNESCO has created a free iOS app to help would-be explorers see the wonders under the sea. Many of these sites are endangered and degraded by visitors hoping to see the underwater marvels before they disappear entirely (a self-fulfilling prophecy). To combat this and also bring the ocean to those who can’t see it, the app presents videos, maps and tidbits of information on marine life. If it could create calming ocean sounds, it would probably be perfect.