Ocean Exploration Desktop Wallpaper

Below 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.

 

Close-up of coral seen during Mid-Cayman Rise expedition in 2011.

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Close-up of coral seen during Galapagos Rift expedition in 2011.

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Bright red coral seen during INDEX-SATAL expedition in 2010.

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Close-up view of coral seen during Okeanos Explorer Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014 expedition.

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A flotilla of fish follow a transparent drifting jellyfish, Aurelia aurita.

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Planktonic copepod, most likely Microsetella sp., with green and yellow fluorescence.

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Octopus, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013 Expedition

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Octopus, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition

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Red ctenophore, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition

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Brisingid seastar, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition

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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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Anemone, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011

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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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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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Red coral

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

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Polar bear on the Artic ice.

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Gorgonian forest in a shallow reef system in Bonaire.

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Large primnoid coral loaded with brittle stars on Dickins Seamount.

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Corallium with deep purple Trachythela octocoral.

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

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

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

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A view underneath the ice surface.

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

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

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

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

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Explorer Ridge, Deep-Sea Octocorals or Soft Corals.

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Large purple soft coral near Peleliu, Palau.

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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.)

 

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