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excursions "you can discover what lies beneath that glorious water" corn that was to become their first crop in the New World. The Pilgrim Spring Trail and Small Swamp Trail both commence at the Cape Cod National Seashore parking lot east of Pilgrim Lake, with both ¾-mile trails overlooking Salt Meadow. Osprey and hawks are among the inhabitants of this freshwater marsh, so bring binoculars. Woods Hole: The Ocean Lover At the shoulder of the Cape's bent arm, Falmouth possesses one of the line and 12 miles of sandy, warm-water beaches is an open door to create a close relationship with the creatures of the sea. While your fellow DAN CUTRONA longest coastlines in the Commonwealth. More than 68 miles of coast- Cape visitors lie unknowingly at the ocean's beachy edge, it's here you can discover what lies beneath that glorious water. nent oceanographic research. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Taking full advantage of its geographic goldmine, one of Falmouth's (WHOI) is the world's largest private, nonprofit oceanographic eight villages, Woods Hole, is world-recognized as a home to promi- research institution and a global leader in the exploration of the ocean. Visitors to the Exhibit Center learn about this research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers and scientists. During the summer months, WHOI volunteers guide visitors on free walking tours through the dock area and other restricted village facilities. Visit Woods Hole Science Aquarium for an up-close look into fascinating sea life. This free public aquarium displays approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters, from sea bass, horseshoe crabs, and sea urchins to strange toothy wolfish and bearded sea ravens. The Northeast Fisheries Sciences Center also houses both research and public aquariums. The center is also home port for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's research vessel ship Delaware II. OceanQuest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to introducing We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 thousands of civilian scientists, young and old, to the wonders of the ocean. Their exciting Discovery Cruises are educational journeys into Woods Hole local waters for one and a half hours of hands-on oceanic exploration. You'll learn how everything is interconnected as you take part in stations in physical oceanography, chemistry, and marine biology for real science-based activities (think: taking water samples, 188

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