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Woods Hole Aquarium — FREE & Well Worth It!

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It is FREE (i.e., U.S. taxpayer funded), it is intimate and it is impressive. We (i.e., Teischan & I) enjoyed thoroughly — and Teischan is a connoisseur of aquariums.

Exactly 15-days earlier we had visited the ‘Maine State Aquarium’ in Boothbay Harbor. That too was a small aquarium — albeit with a nominal admission fee (e.g., $7 for adults). Woods Hole was better with a more extensive array of tanks and an interesting ‘backstage’ area. They are both set by the ocean, with the Boothbay facility better situated on a much larger area. That said, the Woods Hole aquarium is right in the middle of the town just to the side of one of the main parks.

An Heads Up: The seal display is NOT in service right now. Appears the last seal died in July. Appears that they want to refurbish the outside seal tank before they even think about getting any new seals.

This aquarium is part of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — the National Marine Fisheries Service to be precise. They claim that it, established in Woods Hole in 1885, is the oldest aquarium in the U.S. It is NOT Mystic nor Boston but it is well worth a visit and the price is just right. {SMILE}


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Flowers Of Boothbay Harbor, Maine — July 25, 2017.

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My first trip to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Bar Harbor, Maine my usual destination. Interesting, bustling place. Real busy harbor. A lot happening and some good eateries.

I expected flowers but was pleasantly surprised by the profusion. Also some tropical flowers. Very colorful. Added to the overall pizzazz of the place. I was impressed.


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans: Boothbay Harbor, Maine — July 25, 2017.

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‘Maine State Aquarium’ In ‘Boothbay Harbor’ — Looks Interesting.

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I had never heard of it. Deanna found it on the Web and sent me a link. Looks interesting for what it is — a Maine-specific aquarium with, naturally, an emphasis on lobsters. And its prices, e.g., $7 for adults & $3 for kids, reflects its specialized scope (and possibly its ‘non-profit’ intentions).

The kids and I have been to the ‘Oceanarium‘ in Bar Harbor (Acadia), Maine and learnt quite a bit — and enjoyed it too. Its location, right of the ocean, looks very inviting and interesting too.

This certainly does not look like the Mystic or Boston (i.e., New England) but it is not setting out to be so.


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