• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA

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?

piping plover photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service image library. 4 kb

...that instead of needing to keep her eggs warm, the beach-nesting piping plover will stand over her eggs on hot days to shade them and keep them cool.