Happy Earth Day 2019!
As the world celebrates Earth Day each year on April 22, so today Google is celebrating Earth Day 2019 by highlighting the few oldest living creatures, takes us around the planet that we call home to discover some of the awe-inspiring organisms which inhabit it. Specifically, the interactive slideshow of Google Earth Day 2019 explores six organisms across elevations—along with their earthly superlative!
Google Earth Day 2019 Featured Creatures:
This year’s Earth Day doodle help viewers discover six awe-inspiring organisms including Wandering Albatross, Coastal Redwood, Paedophryne Amauensis, Amazon Water Lily, Coelacanth and Deep Cave Springtail.
The widest wingspan of any living bird, is known to have the widest wingspan of any living bird which enables to fly miles without a flap.
The tallest tree in the world, is known to be the tallest tree in the world at 377 feet which makes it equivalent to the height of 75 humans.
The world’s smallest frog barely the size of a coin and also the smallest vertebrate
Amazon Water Lily
Among the world’s biggest aquatic plants, which is capable of bearing the weight of a small person.
At 407-million-years old, it’s one of the world’s oldest living species, is one of the world’s oldest living species and was also around the time dinosaurs were alive.
Deep Cave Springtail
Among the deepest-dwelling terrestrial creatures, which is among the deepest-dwelling terrestrial creatures whom apparently scientists had to coax with a bit of cheese.
Today’s Doodle was created by Doodler Kevin Laughlin. Below, he shares some thoughts on Earth Day and the inspiration for his Doodle:
Q: What does Earth Day mean to you personally?
A: It’s very easy for us humans to think of ourselves as something apart or separate from nature. If you pick just one day a year to remember that we’re all of this earth as much as a worm, mountain, or tree, Earth Day can be that day.
Q: How did you choose which species to feature?
A: This was the most difficult part of the process! The last thing I wanted to do was feature animals based on their cuteness or how they might appeal in some way to my mammalian sensibilities. We tried to focus on having a good range of organisms from around the globe that all had an extra special unique quality or earthly superlative. (Tallest, smallest, oldest, etc.)
Q: Did you learn any cool random facts while working on this Doodle?
A: Apparently scientists were able to coax deep cave springtails with a bit of cheese. So we’re not so different from these little hexapods, after all!
Q: What do you hope people will take away from this interactive Doodle?
A: If I can inspire the smallest bit of curiosity or wonder in someone, that would make me very happy. How often does one take a moment to contemplate a tiny critter that lives in the bowels of a cave in Georgia? All life is incredible and worth celebrating.
Furthermore, watch The Animated Video of Google Earth Day 2019, and enjoy the new heights and depths to celebrate Earth Day.