From Wandering Albatross to Coastal Redwood, Google on Monday celebrated Earth Day with a series of animations on six unique inhabitants on the Earth. While Wandering Albatross has the widest wingspan in the world, Coastal Redwood is the tallest tree in the world at 377 feet. Paedophryne Amauensis is a species of frog from Papua New Guinea. At 7.7 mm in length, it is considered the world's smallest known vertebrate. Another animation is on Amazon Water Lily which is the largest aquatic plant.
Then there is Coelacanth -- a fish that was long considered a "living fossil". It evolved into roughly its current form approximately 400 million years ago. Several recent studies have shown that Coelacanth body shapes are much more diverse than previously thought. The last animation is on "Deep Cave Springtail", insects that live in total darkness in caves where they feed on fungi and decomposing organic matter.
The theme of this year's Earth Day was 'Protect Our Species' and intended to draw attention to the rapid global destruction and reduction of the world's plant and wildlife populations. The UN stated, “International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. This Day also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity”
Here's what Twitterati are talking about International Mother Earth Day 2019-
Today on #EarthDay, we bow in reverence to Mother Earth. For years, this great planet has been home to phenomenal diversity. Today we also reiterate our commitment to work towards the well-being of our planet, focus on sustainable development and mitigating climate change.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 22, 2019
I’m a Wildlife Warrior💙🌏— Bindi Irwin (@BindiIrwin) April 21, 2019
April 22 - #EarthDay.
On this day we encourage one another to protect our beautiful planet. I partnered with @Represent to create limited edition shirts as a reminder to stand up & speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. https://t.co/NkbOXE1RdK pic.twitter.com/xdR1LPDzYc
Let’s treat the earth 🌍 better. A clean environment is not a luxury. It is a right, and it is a massive opportunity for sustainable development. Join the millions determined to take #ClimateAction & protect the planet #EarthDay #GlobalGoals pic.twitter.com/zISb08iFeQ— Amina J Mohammed (@AminaJMohammed) April 22, 2019