Duck Harbor at High Tide

Cape Cod National Seashore


Various scenes show waves crashing on a beach and water spilling into an area with vegetation on December 23, 2022. Since January 2021, the 120-acre Duck Harbor floodplain has had a periodic over wash of saltwater breaking over the dunes on Cape Cod Bay. The saltwater accumulation has caused a die-off of upland and freshwater plants that had colonized to the area following the diking of the Herring River in 1909. Salt marsh plants have started to return, increasing the ecological productivity of the area.


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NPS/Kristin Vinduska

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