Geology and Ecology of National Parks

Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island National Seashore lies on a long and narrow barrier island off the western side of the Delmarva Peninsula. The island is constantly reshaped by wind and waves, and these powerful forces lead to a place of fascinating geology and ecology. Plant and animal life have adapted to harsh conditions: storms, salt spray, wind, and scarce fresh water. The geology of the island is in constant flux as shorelines and dunes shift with the passing of storms and seasons.

Map of Assateague Island National Seashore

National Parks map of Assateague Island National Seashore

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