Never Say Goodbye: Alabama Beach Mouse

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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.

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

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.