You Can Go on A Live Underwater Journey to the Great Barrier Reef on Twitter

Take a trip down under the sea, but don’t expect Ariel or any singing fish. Instead, look and appreciate the Barrier Reef in all of its beauty.

You can take a guided tour down the depths of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in a live broadcast on Twitter’s Periscope on Thursday, 12:30 p.m. AEST where people can ask questions to travel personality Mitch Oates.

Oates has a “specialist scuba mask” fitted, which allows him to answer in real-time. An innovation that will do great for raising awareness of the reef’s health and climate change all around the world.

There’s also a second broadcast at 2 p.m. AEST, which features the founder of Earth Hour, Andy Ridley, and his new conservation project called Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef on how people can help protect the natural site.

According to Tourism and Events Queensland CEO, Leanne Coddington, she said in a statement via email,

 “The Great Barrier Reef is a living treasure which is ours to protect and share with visitors from around the world. The Great Barrier Reef Periscope Adventure will showcase the underwater wonder and allow people to engage with the Reef in an entirely new way thanks to technology.”

You can watch the broadcast on the accounts Twitter AU, @TwitterAU, @queensland, and Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef @AndyRidley.
[via Mashable]

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