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July 26, 2017

Woods Hole Adventure

Mira Anderberg & Yuki Chen, Lexington High School & Shanghai Pinghe Bilingual School

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Above: Woods Hole and the Research Vessel Neil Armstrong. Below: Starfish found while dredging from the boat.

This morning we had a voyage to Woods Hole to explore the ecosystem of the Cape’s water. We started the day with a boat ride. On the boat we used many oceanographic instruments such as underwater sled, a dredge, and CTD (which records, temperature, salinity, and depth of water). We used the dredge to get animals that live on the ocean floor. We found star fish, sea urchin, scallops, spider crab, jelly fish and whelk. After the boat ride, we played with virtual reality sand boxes, which allowed the group to see the topical graph of the potential areas in the world. But most of us just enjoyed the process of playing it. For the last advance of this morning, we went to a lab of WHOI and saw more creatures found in Woods Hole. That seemed to be the favorite part of this morning.

We finished our exploring in the morning and had enough time to enjoy lunch and explore the town of Woods Hole. Some shops we visited were Pie in the Sky, Soft as a Grape and numerous ice cream and candy shops. After the exploration of town, we went to the WHOI Exhibit Center and saw Alvin (a submarine which is used to explore the deep sea) and Remus (an instrument used to observe the predatory habit of sharks). Finally we headed to Woods Hole Aquarium. We observed a wide variety of ocean lives from the nearby waters of Massachusetts. After a long day, we returned home. To end the night, we watched Chasing Ice, and overall it was a critter filled fun day.

-Mira and Yuki

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