Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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Alabama Beach Mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates)

Image: Joel Sartore/National Geographic [larger view].

The photographer writes;

The Alabama beach mouse ekes out a living on a 14-mile stretch of the state’s Fort Morgan Peninsula, where its dune habitat is fragmented by construction and lit up at night. Habitat saved under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prevented these nocturnal mice from going the way of the dodo.

Joel Sartore has shared some of his work on this blog before, so I am thrilled to tell you that National Geographic also appreciates his exemplary work. You can view more endangered animals of the United States that were photographed by the talented Joel Sartore here at National Geographic online. All images appear here by permission of National Geographic online.


  1. #1 arvind
    January 26, 2009

    Grrl, your Never Say Goodbye series is heartbreaking. Thank you so much for profiling these endangered species.

  2. #2 Lilian Nattel
    January 26, 2009

    Great picture.

  3. #3 Stefania
    February 26, 2009

    How many Alabama Beach Mice are left in the world today?

  4. #4 John
    December 22, 2009

    GOOD NEWS !!!!!!!!!
    When hurricane Ivan flooded the barrier islands in Pensacola and Alabama, it washed some of the mice to the mainland where they are thriving. The beach mouse is no longer endangered.

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