Earth Day 2019, celebrated April 22, Monday’s Google Doodle theme. To celebrate the date, six living things were chosen from animals and plants that inhabit extreme ecosystems and represent different places around the globe. The lively and interactive art shows a Wandering Albatross, a Redwood, a Paedophryne amauensis, a Victory, a Celacanth, and a Deep Grotto Plunger.
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Google interactive doodle celebrates Earth Day 2019 Photo: Divulgao / Google
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By clicking on the first image, you can see the first body and why it was elected to join today's Doodle created by artist Kevin Laughlin. By tapping the down arrow, the next slide is displayed with more information. There is also a magnifying glass for those who want to know more about Earth Day and the option to share art on Facebook, Twitter or email.
Plants and Animals Chosen for Earth Day Doodle 2019 Photo: Divulgao / Google
Animals and Plants chosen for Doodle:
- Wandering Albatross: It has the largest wingspan of all living birds and is capable of flying hundreds of kilometers without flapping its wings;
- Redwood: the tallest tree in the world, can reach height of 75 people;
- Paedophryne amauensis: holds the world record for the smallest toad and smallest vertebrate, the size of a coin;
- Victory: One of the largest aquatic plants in the world, a small person can sit on it;
- Coelacanth: the oldest living animal species in the world, 407 million years old, from the time of the dinosaurs;
- Deep Cave Plunger: lives in the deepest cave, about 2 kilometers from the surface.
The victoria-rgia, plant from the Amazon, is on Earth Day Doodle Photo: Divulgao / Google
Celebrated around the world on April 22, Earth Day has been around since the 1970s, but was made official in 2009 during the 80th United Nations General Assembly. The date is used to raise awareness of the importance of preserving the planet's natural resources, fauna and flora. In several countries the date is marked by protests and events on environmental protection.
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