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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Desktop Calendar Wallpaper - July 2015

With the 2015 Delaware Sea Grant and College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment online calendar, you can bring the beauty of Delaware's coastal resources to your computer screen. In addition to scenic wallpaper for each month, check out the list of notable dates as well as environmental facts, tips, and web links.

blue crab

If you would like to download this wallpaper, it is available in different sizes.
Just choose a width:

Click here or scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the instructions on how to download the Wallpaper and set it as your Desktop Background.

July - Blue Crabs

The blue crab, a species of crab native to the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, has become an icon for summer fun in the mid-Atlantic region. Delaware Sea Grant has a strong history of outreach to the seafood industry, including working locally, regionally, and nationally to deliver training in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point fish inspection program. Our seafood technology specialist serves an important role in increasing consumer awareness of safe seafood handling techniques and the nutritional value of seafood through workshops, web sites, and publications.

This summer, as you shop for and prepare these nutritious and delicious foods, visit our Seafood Technology FAQ page to learn about healthy portion sizes, safe handling methods, and nutrition.  And if everyone raves about your recipe for crab cakes, enter our upcoming Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-Off!

4 – Independence Day – There’s no better place to celebrate America’s independence than at the beach, but be sure to recycle picnic goods and skip sparklers and other explosives (which damage the marine environment, and are illegal in Delaware).

11 – World Population Day – The world’s population passed 7 billion in 2011, and experts project it will grow to more than 9 billion by 2050 or before. Delaware’s population is estimated at more than 935,000 and is expected to surpass one million by 2025.

12 – Birth of Henry David Thoreau, 1817 – In celebration of this nature writer’s birthday, enjoy your natural surroundings by taking a walk in one of Delaware’s State Parks.

23 – Delaware State Fair Begins - Visit educational exhibits, demonstrations and competitions at this annual fair. Stop by the University of Delaware sponsored Delaware Building to say hello to our colleagues!

24 – Delaware adopted its official state flag today in 1913 – In the flag’s center, a ship symbolizes New Castle County’s shipbuilding industry and Delaware’s coastal commerce. A stroke of blue represents the Delaware River.

Once you have downloaded your wallpaper, you can fine-tune its
appearance using your computer's desktop preferences menu (i.e. whether
the image is centered, tiled, stretched to fit the screen, etc.).

Step 1 Click on the link below the image of the month representing the size
that you are interested in. This will open the image in its own window.

Step 2 For PC users:
1. Position your cursor over the image.
2. Click the right mouse button.
3. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer (v. 6.0 or higher), select "Set as Background" from the popup menu.

Step 2 For Mac users:

OSX: Drag the image onto your desktop.
Go to System Preferences and open the "Desktop & Screen Saver" icon.
Under the "Desktop" heading, use the file navigator to add the image to the library.
OS9: Drag the image onto your desktop.
Go to your Control Panel and select "Appearance.
Click "Set desktop" and choose your new image.

Page Updated on June 30, 2015