Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore

Nature & Wildlife in Cape Cod

Plants

Plants Cape Cod National Seashore harbors a diverse array of terrestrial, wetland, aquatic, and marine plants that are uniquely adapted to life in the coastal environment. More than 800 species comprise the vascular flora of the seashore, which are associated with a number of landscape features. For example, heathlands, grasslands, ...

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Animals

Animals Over 450 species of amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, and mammals, and a myriad of invertebrate animals, depend on the diversity of upland, wetland, and coastal habitats found at Cape Cod National Seashore. Depending on the species, the park may provide habitat year round, or only during nesting season, ...

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Natural World

NATURE & SCIENCE Cape Cod is a large peninsula extending 60 miles into the Atlantic ocean from the coast of Massachusetts. Located on the outer portion of the Cape, Cape Cod National Seashore's 44,600 acres encompass a rich mosaic of marine, estuarine, fresh water, and terrestrial ecosystems. These systems and ...

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Geology

Estuaries and Salt Marshes SALT MARSH RESTORATION TOPICS AND REPORTS: Herring River, Wellfleet: Herring River Tidal Restoration Project Conceptual Restoration Plan Herring River Groundwater Effect Report, 2007 Link to Town of Wellfleet Herring River Restoration Project Update website Sedimentation Concerns Associated with the Proposed Restoration of Herring River Marsh, ...

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