Wallpaper Calendar

For each month in 2021, we will post a wallpaper calendar for you to download to give your desktop a fresh look. At the end of each month, the image will be retired to the wallpaper collection without the calendar.

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June

This many-armed feather star, or crinoid, was seen at about 326 meters (1,070 feet) deep while exploring the outer slopes of the Maug volcano during the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition.

This many-armed feather star, or crinoid, was seen at about 326 meters (1,070 feet) deep while exploring the outer slopes of the Maug volcano during the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition.

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June's Exploration Highlights

June is World Ocean Month!

June 5, 1964

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution commissioned human-occupied vehicle Alvin, one of the world’s first deep-ocean human-occupied research submersibles, and now the oldest still in use!

June 6, 1930

William Beebe and Otis Barton became the first humans to venture into the deep ocean, diving to 244 meters (800 feet) in their bathysphere off Bermuda's Nonsuch Island.

June 6, 2017

Seabed 2030 , which aims to bring together all available bathymetric data to produce the definitive map of the world ocean floor by 2030, was launched at the United Nations Ocean Conference.

June 8, 2010

NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners embarked on the first expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. During INDEX-SATAL 2010: Indonesia-USA Deep-Sea Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region, an international team led by scientists from the United States and Indonesia participated in a collaborative effort to explore the depths of Indonesian waters.

June 8, 2011

NOAA Ocean Exploration embarked on the Galápagos Rift Expedition to explore the water column and unexplored benthic environments in the Galápagos region.

June 8, 2021

It’s World Ocean Day ! On World Ocean Day, people around the world celebrate and honor our one shared ocean.

June 9, 2015

NOAA expanded the Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary from 1,282 to 3,295 square miles and changed its name to the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA also expanded Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary from 529 to 1,286 square miles.

June 11, 2013

NOAA Ocean Exploration embarked on the New England Seamount Chain Exploration expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.

June 11, 2018

NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners embarked on the Windows to the Deep 2018: Exploration of the Southeast U.S. Continental Margin remotely operated vehicle and mapping expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer as part of the Atlantic Seafloor Partnership for Integrated Research and Exploration (ASPIRE) campaign.

June 13, 2021

NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners are scheduled to embark on the 2021 ROV Shakedown expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer as part of the Atlantic Seafloor Partnership for Integrated Research and Exploration (ASPIRE) campaign. Follow along on the livestream.

June 15, 2006

President George W. Bush established the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (originally the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument) in the Pacific Ocean.

June 19, 2019

During the NOAA Ocean Exploration-supported Journey Into Midnight: Light and Life Below the Twilight Zone expedition, scientists captured rare video of a giant squid in the Gulf of Mexico.

June 20, 2019

NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners embarked on the Windows to the Deep 2019: Exploration of the Deep-Sea Habitats of the Southeast United States remotely operated vehicle and mapping expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer as part of the Atlantic Seafloor Partnership for Integrated Research and Exploration (ASPIRE) campaign.

June 23, 2016

During NOAA Ocean Exploration’s 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition, the team discovered a vent field at Chamorro Seamount, which had no known history of eruptions.

June 28, 2019

During the NOAA Ocean Exploration-led Windows to the Deep 2019 expedition, the expedition team encountered a number of sharks feeding on a swordfish fall.

June 30, 2021

NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners are scheduled to embark on the 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones: New England and Corner Rise Seamounts on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer as part of the Atlantic Seafloor Partnership for Integrated Research and Exploration (ASPIRE) campaign. Follow along on the livestream.


Interested in learning more? Browse our expeditions by year and read about NOAA's history of ocean exploration.