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    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • 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?

vernal pond

The hydrologic system of lower Cape Cod consists of four distinct ground-water lenses, or flow cells, which receive recharge through precipitation. Other hydrologic features besides groundwater include kettle ponds, freshwater wetlands (vernal ponds), freshwater streams, and estuarine wetlands.