• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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    Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.

Citizen Science


The CCNS Citizen Science Program is a way for seashore scientists to extend their capacity for monitoring and collect much-needed data on priority resource issues. Citizen science is also a way to engage the public by including them in active monitoring at the Seashore. For example, the Citizen Science Phenology Program utilizes a group of dedicated and well-trained volunteers to collect data over the course of many years. These data will serve to establish baselines and eventually trends in phenology for an array of species and events.

Example citizen science monitoring efforts include:


For more information or questions pertaining to the Citizen Science Program at CACO please contact:

Megan Tyrrell, Ph.D.
CACO Research & Monitoring Coordinator
508-487-3262 x 0510
508-487-7153 fax

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Did You Know?

tropical fish found in Cape Cod waters

Tropical fish may occur in the waters of Cape Cod National Seashore. Tropical fish can be found in coastal areas all the way to the Canadian Maritime. Eggs and larvae of tropical fish are caught in the Gulf Stream and transported north. These fish eventually perish as the water cools.