• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • Access at seashore locations

    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


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


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


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


Did You Know?

Three Sisters Lighthouses, Eastham

Because of coastal erosion of 3 feet a year, the sea has threatened historical landmarks over the years. A few examples of those moved back from the edge include the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station, the Three Sisters, Nauset, and Highland Lights, and the French Cable Hut.