Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

We toured Woods Hole starting with a presentation by our tour guide about the history of WHOI and their current work. We learned cool discoveries made by WHOI and saw neat videos such as a shark biting their probe with GoPro camera. Then we had a tour of the docks. Their big research ship was in dock and the crews were active including a diver just up from the water. We got to touch the capsule of the deep-sea diving Alvin and saw the Mayflower 400 which is the first unmanned ship to cross the Atlantic.

The weather was sunny and mild, and there were no crowds which made parking a breeze and it felt like having the area to ourselves. The aquarium was open but we didn’t have time to visit.