World Oceans Day Is Here! Dive Into TheBlu

Today is World Oceans Day, and the excellent marine virtual world, TheBlu, is celebrating by releasing a new version for download. TheBlu is the world’s first social digital ocean you can download, explore and share marine resources. Inspired by the world’s ocean, theBlu is a living and breathing digital art exhibit of ocean habitats and species, created by artists and developers from all over the world, including past Academy Award winners.

Have a quick look at what’s new in the latest download at
New Habitats and Species
The Blue Whale Sphere – visit Big Blu as she roams the open oceans
Micro Sphere – the first microscopic habitat featuring the special Prochlorococcus
The Deep Sea – travel to the dark depths and interact with the Angler, the DragonFish and other mysterious creatures of the deep!
And introducing several new species including the rare Nassau Grouper, the Thorny Tinselfish, the majestic Eagle Ray, and more.
Big Blu “globally shared moment”
Join other people around the world to follow Big Blu, a unique blue whale brought to life by Andy Jones, as she migrates around the world.
Social Scoring
Connect with others by tagging their fish and increase your social score and earn credits to adopt more species in theBlu. An all new social scoring system to level up and earn free credits.
User Profiles and Tutorial
Update your personal profile and find other people online. An intro for new users makes it easy to get started.
On World Oceans Day June 8 2012, the thing to do is:
1. Dive into and download the latest version.
2. Share, share, share with your friends.
3. Make a real difference for the oceans. Donate for Big Blu in support of WildAid, and also purchase Ambassador species hand picked by OceanElders. Richard Branson chose the blue fin tuna, Ted Turner, the hammerhead shark, Neil Young chose the prochlorococcus, Sylvia Earle, the great barracuda, and Jean-Michel Cousteau chose the killer whale, to name a few.