Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year. This year’s annual Earth Day Google Doodle takes us around the planet we call home to discover some of the awe-inspiring organisms which inhabit it.
Google’s Monday Doodle features an animated slideshow exploring six different endangered organisms from different Earth elevations, some of which have only recently been discovered by humans. The Doodle also includes fun facts about the organisms and offers the curious the chance to learn more about them in search.
The organisms featured in this year’s Doodle include the Wandering Albatross, which has the largest wingspan of any living bird; the Coastal Redwood, the tallest tree in the world; the Paedophryne amauensis, the smallest frog and vertebrate; the Amazon Water Lily, among the world’s largest aquatic plants; the Coelacanth; a rare fish that at 107 million years old is one of the world’s oldest living species; and the Deep Cave Springtail, an eyeless insect that’s among the world’s deepest-dwelling terrestrial creatures.
Google also shared some of the most searched for questions about wildlife.
Earth Day is marked to support for environmental protection. It began in the US in 1970 as a protest against the negative impacts of industrial development on the environment.
The event had a great impact and resulted in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and strong environmental laws in the US as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. Earth Day is a global event and today it is celebrated in more than 193 countries.
On this day, people march with signs and petitions demanding lawmakers to pass policies that can save the environment.
Happy Earth Day 2019! Explore amazing organisms & their earthly superlatives in today’s #GoogleDoodle! 🌎🌍🌏