• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA

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Research in the Park

National parks serve as outdoor laboratories for the study of physical, biological, and cultural systems and their components.

 

Recently completed and current research projects at Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island North End Restoration Project
Introduction (PDF file, 355 kb)
Timeline (PDF file, 38 kb)
Datasets and Contacts (PDF file, 96 kb)

Did You Know?

Did you know that horseshoe crabs may save your life? 2 kb

...that horseshoe crabs may save your life? A protein in their blood is used to test injectable drugs for bacterial contamination.