The 22 April of every year, is marked as Earth Day. On this day, the modern environmental movement was born in 1970.
And celebrating the environment today, Google has an animated trip around the world planned for you. On the search page, Google has an Earth Day 2019 doodle, which has a series of animations in it that introduce you to different birds and animals that are unique and special. If you tap on the doodle today, you will see the animation scroll down to a ‘Wandering Albatross’, that has the widest wingspan in the world, next up is a ‘Coastal Redwood’ tree, which is the tallest tree in the world at 377 feet. The doodle features six organisms which have unique qualities or earthly superlatives, such as being the tallest, smallest, oldest, and so on. “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,” says Google’s Earth Day 2019 doodle creator Kevin Laughlin.
Earth Day 2019 Google Doodle slideshow features the wandering albatross, coastal redwood, paedophryne amauensis, Amazon water lily, coelacanth and deep cave springtail. The wandering albatross has the world’s widest wingspan that helps the bird soar hundreds of miles without a flap. Coastal redwood, or Sequoia sempervirens, are the tallest trees in the world. Paedophryne amauensis is the smallest frog and the smallest-known vertebrate in the world at 7.7 mm in length only. The Amazon water lily is one of the world’s biggest aquatic plants, capable of bearing the weight of a small person. Coelacanths, at 407 million years old, are now a rare order of fish which have been around on earth since the days of dinosaurs. Deep-cave springtails are primitive eyeless insects that scientists have called the deepest land animal.