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“I loved petting the squid”

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Woods Hole
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Owner description: Internationally renowned marine biology research center.
Detroit, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
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“I loved petting the squid”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

Very interesting, great guide. It was interesting watching the squid catch minnows. The HUGE rockfish that hang around outside of the back door feast on the "outdated" squid that get pitched out there. When the Institute closes, those rockfish go over to Cap'n Kidds and eat French Fries. At least they are getting their Omega 3's at the Institute!

Visited May 2011
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Warren, Massachusetts
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“Lots of Potential”
Reviewed August 12, 2009

A visit to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has a lot of potential, but the organization hasn't put much money into their visitor center. It could be great considering the Institute's accomplishments. You get a lecture, a few cheesy displays, and a very nice gift shop, but leave feeling as if you'd like to experience more.

This is the place that owns Alvin, the submersible that discovered and explored the wreck of the Titanic. One room is devoted to displays from this expedition. It needs audio-visual presentations. I'd say, come to Woods Hole for a visit anyway. Perhaps one day, the funding will be available for the Institute to beef up the displays here. While here, take a look at the Aquarium across the pond and enjoy seeing the drawbridge that lifts for traffic from Eel Pond. Enjoy!

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