• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    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

Cape Cod National Seashore is home to a vibrant and diverse scientific community that includes staff scientists, scientists from various state and federal agencies, university researchers, technicians, and volunteers. Representing many disciplines and skill-levels, this group strives to better understand the valuable natural resources found at the Seashore. Collaboration, public communication, and most of all sound stewardship are the key components of these efforts.

 
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Research and monitoring activities at Cape Cod National Seashore
 

To learn more about natural resource research and monitoring taking place at Cape Cod National Seashore please visit the following links:

Atlantic Research & Learning Center

Cape Cod Ecosystem Monitoring

Did You Know?

Typha latifolia (common cattail)

Most of the cattails on Cape Cod are an exotic, invasive species. While Typha latifolia (common cattail) is native, Typha angustifolia (narrowleaf cattail) is a Eurasian plant that is believed to have been brought to North America by the early colonists.