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Happy Earth Day 2019: Google Doodle’s interactive slideshow features six awe-inspiring organisms

Happy Earth Day 2019: On the occasion, Google Doodle is taking people across the planet to take a look at some awe-inspiring organisms which inhabit it.

Earth Day 2019: Google Doodle celebrates Earth Day today with an interactive slideshow.

Earth Day 2019: Google Doodle Monday celebrated Earth Day 2019. On the occasion, it took people across the planet to take a look at some awe-inspiring organisms which inhabit it. The interactive slideshow that Google has put up explores a total of six such organisms along with their “earthly superlative” — its unique quality.

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The annual Earth Day doodle has been created by doodler Kevin Laughlin. While deciding upon which species to feature in the doodle, the team tried to focus on a range of organisms from around the globe that all had an extra unique quality, Laughlin says.

The six creatures that the slideshow features are as follows:

Wandering Albatross: The widest wingspan of any living species

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Coastal Redwood: The tallest tree in the world

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Paedophryne Amauensis: Holds the world record for smallest frog, and smallest vertebrate

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Amazon Water Lily: Among the world’s largest aquatic plants

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Coelacanth: At 407-million-years old, it’s one of the world’s oldest living species

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Deep Cave Springtail: Among the deepest-dwelling terrestrial creatures

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Earth Day is celebrated to highlight the need to protect the planet and preserve its environment. The idea of Earth Day, which was first celebrated in 1970, was propounded by a US senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson. Nelson, who had been a witness to the devastation caused by an enormous oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969, felt the urgency of the matter.