Through the Lens: Marine Life at the Woods Hole Science Aquarium

Overlooking the water at the edge of Woods Hole sits the Woods Hole Science Aquarium. The facility is owned by the federal government and has been around since 1885, making it the oldest marine aquarium in the United States. The aquarium, which allows behind the scenes visitors, is filled with around 140 species of marine life, all from the Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters. Spectators can learn about species and environments, visit the touch tanks, and witness the operations of the aquarium. This also includes observing the two harbor seals, Bumper and LuSeal. Both harbor seals are unreleasable to the wild, but are thriving at the Science Aquarium. The aquarium is open to the public for free, with donations welcomed. They are open year round, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11am to 4pm. Seal feedings occur just outside the museum at 11am and 4pm.


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Love Cape Cod? Stay tuned for new photographs of Cape Cod taken by’s photographer Kaitrin.

Kaitrin Acuna grew up in Connecticut and moved to Cape Cod after finishing college. She studied at the University of Connecticut and University College Dublin to obtain a BFA in Photography.

When she’s not exploring the Cape for, Kaitrin is likely still with a camera in hand, working on a variety of fine art photo projects.

Over the past four years, she has received twelve artist grants to pursue a variety of photographic series around New England and Europe, and has exhibited in shows at the William Benton Museum of Art, the Ely Slade House Museum, as well as several local galleries.

Outside of the photographic world, Kaitrin can be found painting colorful art cars, trying new foods, and planning to travel wherever she can get to.



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