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The Internet giant Google Inc introduced the Google Ocean to bring oceans condition before people's eyes in the World Ocean Conference (WOC), so they could see what was really happening in the deep waters, an official said on Monday.

"We will sense something different if we see it with our own eyes," said Michael Jones, the Google's Chief Technology Advocate in Manado, Indonesia.

That's why, he said, by bringing the oceans condition, people would be aware that bad things were happening deep down there and realized that oceans were important for human kind.

Jones added that his company deployed more than 1,000 scientific groups to make Google Ocean happen.

Previously, Indroyono Soesilo, the Secretary General of WOC's National Committee said that Google Ocean would facilitate people to study ocean whose data remained hard to access.

Tony Haymet, the Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Vice Chancellor of Marine Science from University of California, San Diego, said that with a strong action and technology help, oceans could be saved.

"I am not saying that people have damaged the oceans, but what they did impacts on the ocean. That's why people have to save them, " he said.

The United States of America would use the WOC to conduct various dialogs and activities related to saving the ocean. However, the country did not pledge for fund commitment for the summit.

"We hope that the summit will result on various agreement and action plans. Those are commitments," said Richard W Spinrad, the U.S.' Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.

(Xinhua News Agency May 12, 2009)

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