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Nantucket will host young ocean scientists

UMass Boston expands program

NANTUCKET — The Nantucket Field Station sits on one of the most spectacular natural resources New England has to offer: a pristine beachfront abutted by a salt marsh and, just up a gentle slope, a picturesque freshwater pond.

Beginning Monday, the setting will be a new year-round home for ocean science students from the University of Massachusetts Boston, who are more accustomed to the urbanized environs of Boston Harbor.

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