For those of us who can’t afford to a take a vacation to the other side of the world right now, the Quicktime Virtual Reality Tour (QVTR) of a coral reef might be the next best thing. The panoramic image above from Richard Chesher features Ile Aux Canards in one of New Caledonia’s largest marine preserves. To navigate the VR tour click and hold click on the image and then move your cursor in the direction you wish to see more of the image. Don’t forget to look up and down and once you’ve mastered this one, make sure to check out the mermaid in theÂ QVTR of Escapade Coral Reef, also in New Caledonia.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.