Tiny Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse Needs Restauration Of Marsh

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The Miami Herald2011-10-30:                      SONOMA, Calif. — In a lightning flash of brown, a tiny mouse with big black eyes and a long, thick tail leapt from a pickleweed plant and disappeared in the early-morning light of the marsh. The movement was nearly imperceptible, but it was a victory for the group of scientists who gathered one recent day in search of clues about the minuscule creature. The salt marsh harvest mouse weighs about as much as four pennies, but millions of dollars are being spent to try and restore the tidal marsh habitat the endangered species calls home. In the…                     more


~ by narhvalur on October 31, 2011.

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