Here are a few great images that you can use to spice up your computer desktop. Simply select the desired wallpaper image and follow the instructions below to make it yours.

 

Red Shrimp, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer INDEX-SATAL 2010 Expedition

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Red Crinoid, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer INDEX-SATAL 2010 Expedition

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Swimming Holothurian, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 Expedition

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Crab, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Galápagos Rift Expedition 2011

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Arctic sky, seen during the Hidden Ocean, Arctic 2005 Expedition

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Arctic sky, seen during the Hidden Ocean, Arctic 2005 Expedition

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Snail spotted during the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2012 expedition.

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An octopus drifts by during the Okeanos Explorer Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013 Expedition.

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An octopus drifts by during the Okeanos Explorer Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013 Expedition.

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Underside of a fish seen during the Okeanos Explorer Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013 Expedition.

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The soft coral, Anthomastus, was found on a variety of seamounts in the North Sulawesi sea. Image captured by the Little Hercules ROV at 1296 meters depth on a site referred to as 'Landak' on July 28, 2010.

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An octopus spotted during the Okeanos Explorer 'shakedown' of the new Deep Discoverer remotely operated vehicle off the northeast U.S. coast in June, 2013.

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An octopus spotted during the Okeanos Explorer 'shakedown' of the new Deep Discoverer remotely operated vehicle off the northeast U.S. coast in June, 2013.

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Little Hercules remotely operated vehicle exploring.

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A spectacular image of a benthopelagic sea cucumber swimming in the near freezing waters of the abyss, approximately 3200 meters deep.

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A view of the bow and railing of the RMS Titanic.

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Gorgonian forest in a shallow reef system in Bonaire.

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Corallium with deep purple Trachythela octocoral.

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Stunning Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, deep-water Anemone.

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A view underneath the ice surface.

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Arctic Ocean, Canada Basin, Deep Red Medusa Crossota sp.

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A close-up of the scleractinian coral Lophelia pertusa from the Mississippi Canyon 751 site.

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Large purple soft coral near Peleliu, Palau.

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If the fire on shore had affected Okeanos Explorer VSAT communications, telepresence operations would have come to a screeching halt. None of the undersea footage – including images of these deep-sea fish – would have made it back to scientists on shore.

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Polar bear on the artic ice.

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Large primnoid coral loaded with brittle stars on Dickins Seamount.

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The Mariana Arc, NW Rota-1, Brimstone Pit.

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Stunning yellow Enallopsammia stony coral with pink Candidella teeming with brittle stars.

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Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Brine Lake, Octopod, Benthoctopus sp.

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NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration

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Explorer Ridge, Deep-Sea Octocorals or Soft Corals.

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Anemone attached to a carbonate boulder at 1,500 meters depth.

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Windows Instructions

1. Select the desired image.
2. Click on the image size you would like, ie. 1024x768.
3. A new window will open containing the image; right-click on the image and choose "Set as Background" or "Set as Wallpaper". Enjoy!
(Note: To find out the best size for you, right mouse-click on your desktop, select 'properties,' a pop window will appear; select 'settings' and note the dimensions in the section called 'screen resolution.'

Mac OS X Instructions

1. Select the desired image.
2. Click on the image size you would like, ie. 1024x768.
3. Right-click (or click and hold) on the image and save it to your machine.
4. Open your System Preferences found in your Applications folder.
5. Select 'Desktop & Screen Saver' and select the 'Desktop' tab.
6. Drag the image you downloaded to the square on the left just below the 'Desktop' and 'Screen Saver' tabs. Enjoy!
(Note: If you put the images in your Home:Pictures folder, you can use the 'Screen Saver' tab to select your Pictures folder to have your own animated screen saver.)