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Welcome to the Mt. Hope Bay Natural Laboratory Web Site.

What is the "MHBNL"?

Contemporary researchers are aware that finding cause and effect connections in the complex web of natural processes and man-made changes taking place in Mt. Hope Bay, cannot be done with narrow studies focused on one or two factors and performed in the isolation of a traditional laboratory. An approach is needed that takes the broader view, acknowledges the complexity of the interactions, and seeks inclusiveness in theory and observation rather than segregation. Critical to such an approach is a laboratory where observations can be made, data collected, and conclusions tested in a natural setting. The Mt. Hope Bay Natural Laboratory will provide such a setting for studying the evolution of the Mt. Hope Bay environment.

Block net for samplling in Mt. Hope Bay
Mr. Hope Bay Survey Conducted - Aug. 2005
• Field Work, Summer '04 —
Examining the relationship of juvenile fish community structure and intertidal habitats.

The heat budget of the thermal plume.

All the latest MHBNL updates - click on "Current Progress" on the menu bar.


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The School for Marine Science and Technology
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
706 South Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02744-1221
(508) 910-8193 • FAX (508) 910-6371
Brian Rothschild, P.I: brothschild@umassd.edu
Changsheng Chen, MHBNL Modeling Program Manager: c1chen@umassd.edu

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