Annual Marine Biology Trip

For the past 22 years the marine biology class has been heading to Cape Cod for their annual aquatic excursion. Katie McAvoy ’18 graciously hosted students at her extended family home in Harwich Port. Over three days, the class visited the Marine Resources Center of the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. They met with Steve Senft who works on the structure and use of cuttlefish reflective pigments, and checked out the model of the Alvin diving submersible at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute exhibit center. Students also spent time exploring the Chatham lighthouse- there they met with the people who run the Chatham Shellfish nursery and had a chance to go out with them on the clam flats. Other notable outings included comparing inner and outer Cape beaches at First Encounter and Marconi beaches, followed by a visit to the Marconi historical site. Finally the trip concluded with an obligatory stop in Provincetown just for fun!

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