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Marine Biological Laboratory

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Marine Biological Laboratory

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100 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1026
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Plan a stress-free visit to Martha’s Vineyard on this full-day tour that includes convenient pickup and drop-off from hotels in central Boston. Pre-booked transport means you avoid the hassle of making multiple reservations, and an early departure ensures you have enough time on the island to explore top landmarks or opt for a guided tour of the island. Ferry tickets, snacks, water, and a discount food card are provided for your convenience.
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Greg J wrote a review Nov 2019
Spring, Texas42 contributions11 helpful votes
As part of a Road Scholar outing we toured the MBL with Alan Kuzirian. He was an amazing individual with an incredible story to tell. His research in Alzheimer prevention is revolutionary. But, back to the MBL - the lecture and tour were a combination of classroom
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Manuela C wrote a review Sep 2018
Germany42 contributions9 helpful votes
The idea of having working spaces within the MBL during summer for people coming from other parts of the countries or the world is very smart. Facilities are great
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from GinaH1834, Public Relations Manager at Marine Biological Laboratory
Responded Sep 25, 2018
Thank you Manuela!
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Ken E wrote a review Aug 2018
Durham, North Carolina26 contributions8 helpful votes
Woods Hole and it’s institutions line the Main Street of the village. For some inkling of what goes on there visit the WHOI visitors center on School St, it’s in an old white church building. Also the fisheries’ aquarium at the other end of Main Street is worth an hour or so, be
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Jennifer S wrote a review Jul 2018
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I love woods hole and the research being done. I don’t love seeing perfectly healthy, intelligent animals being held captive. The poor female octopus in the gift shop spends her days banging her head into the corner of her small fish tank she sadly calls home. PETA can do
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Gina H, Public Relations Manager at Marine Biological Laboratory
Responded Jul 24, 2018
Thank you for visiting the Marine Biological Laboratory on your recent trip to Woods Hole and thank you for your concern about the welfare of the octopus located in our Exhibit Center. The health of the animals in our care is of utmost concern to us. Our highly-trained and experienced animal care specialists evaluate the health of all animals at the laboratory daily to make their stay with us as comfortable as possible. In the wild, many octopus species, including the species on display in the exhibit center, Octopus vulgaris, live in dens and prefer to inhabit small spaces. For this species the tank size in the exhibit center is appropriate and we ensure this is the case through our daily monitoring. Cephalopods (octopus, squid, cuttlefish, nautilus) can provide unique scientific value and MBL researchers are embarking on a groundbreaking new effort to culture cephalopods in the laboratory with the goal of creating a new model organism. You can learn more about this work and all MBL research by taking a free MBL tour (mbl.edu/tours) or by visiting mbl.edu/cephalopods.
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mls445 wrote a review Jan 2018
Cohasset, Massachusetts32 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a very small place, but has some interesting things and a small gift shop. We learned some things, but small children not very interested. It is worth a visit because it doesn't take long.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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