MBL Virtual Backgrounds

Many people are currently using video conferencing services to connect while working remotely. Download our free custom backgrounds (2560 x 1441) to bring the spirit of the Marine Biological Laboratory into your home or remote work space and share your MBL pride during teleconferencing meetings with colleagues and friends!

Here’s how to use the backgrounds:

  • Right click on any of the images below and choose “Save Image As.”
  • Open your Zoom meeting, click the upward arrow next to “Stop Video,” and select “Choose Virtual Background.”
  • Upload your image and set your background. Make sure to uncheck the “Mirror my video” box option under Video Settings.





The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world center for marine, biomedical, and environmental science. Since 1888 the MBL has played a pivotal role in fundamental biological discovery. Credit: Marine Biological Laboratory, Matt Barton, Megan Costello




Zebrafish Embryo – the MBL has long been at the forefront of developing new approaches in imaging and applying those methods to biological problems and questions. Credit: Arnon Jurberg, Marine Biological Laboratory