• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day

    A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.

  • Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail

    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.

Research Posters

This page contains posters that communicate a sampling of the natural resource science that has taken place and is underway at Cape Cod National Seashore. Posters from both park staff and outside researchers (and in many cases a combination of both) are displayed for viewing. The posters have been grouped according to ecosystem type.

 

Estuaries and Salt Marshes

 
 
ElevationChanges

Elevation changes associated with various salt marsh plant communities. R. Dye, M. Adams, J. Barnes, S. Smith, and M. Tyrrell. 2013.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ponds and Freshwater Wetlands

 
Smith_DuneSlack_Wetland_Poster

Dune slack wetlands of Cape Cod National Seashore. S. Smith, M. Hanley, K. Killingbeck. 2011.

 
 
Drought and vernal ponds

Effects of drought on community dynamics of vernal wetlands on
Cape Cod
. J. Hubbard, J. Portnoy, C. Roman, N. Barrett, and E.
Gwilliam. 2001.

 

Coastal Uplands

 
 
 
 
 
 

Beaches, Spits and Barrier Islands

 
 
 

Park-Wide / Multi-System

 
CODAR

Producing ocean current maps using high frequency radar (CODAR). S. King, W. Brown, C. Jakubiak, G. Marques. 2008.

 

Did You Know?

Cape Cod

In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.