Here are a few pictures from the always-unique July 4th parade in Woods Hole:

MBL Director and CEO Gary Borisy (with flag) leads a happy jumble of sun-drenched paraders in Woods Hole. Photo by Beth Liles

MBL Director and CEO Gary Borisy (with flag) leads a happy jumble of paraders in Woods Hole. Photo by Beth Liles

The banner held by Embryology course TA Elke Ober and a young assistant gives a clue what the students are doing: the “chaotic cleavage dance”! The blue T-shirts are the egg's ectoderm, red are the mesoderm, and yellow are the endoderm. Photo by Beth Liles

The banner held by Embryology course TA Elke Ober and a young assistant gives a clue what the students behind them are doing: the “chaotic cleavage dance”! The blue T-shirts are the embryo's ectoderm, red are the mesoderm, and yellow are the endoderm. Photo by Beth Liles

And representing Microbial Diversity are (carrying banner) Alexa Price-Whelan, dressed as a redox tower, and Monisha Brown, dressed as carotenoids. That purple squid to the right is course co-director Steve Zinder, and behind them are young bacteriophages. Photo by Beth Liles

And representing Microbial Diversity are (carrying banner) Alexa Price-Whelan, dressed as a redox tower, and Monisha Brown, dressed as carotenoids. That purple squid to the right is course co-director Steve Zinder, and behind them are young bacteriophages. Photo by Beth Liles

That would be the (blue)Grass Lab! Photo by Beth Liles

That would be the (blue) Grass Lab! Photo by Beth Liles