• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA

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  • Backcountry Camping Closures

    Pope Bay, Green Run, Pine Tree & Tingles Island backcountry campsites will be closed on these dates due to hunting seasons: October 15-25, 2014; November 13-15, 2014; November 29-December 13, 2014; January 16-19, 2015 More »

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?

Sea pork are orange, blob-like critters related to sea squirts. 5 kb

Animal, vegetable or mineral? These orange, blob-like critters are a colony of animals related to sea squirts. Their name, sea pork is thought to be derived from their close appearance to salt pork. When they are babies they have a notochord just like human embryos!