Salt Marsh Harvest Mice

The salt marsh harvest mice numbers are decreasing!

About the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse

Food

  • Salt
  • Seeds
  • Plants
  • Pickle weed
  • Glasswort
Habitat

  • Vegetation cover
  • Salt marshes
  • Lives near salt
Country

  • USA
Predators

  • Hawk
  • Snake
  • Owls
  • Shore birds
  • Domestic cats
  • Larger mammals
  • Humans
Life Span

  • 8-12 months
  • 8 is normal
Climate

  • Napa Sonoma Marsh
  • Shollenberger Park
  • Sausanto
  • San Ratael
  • Alviso
  • Palo Alto baylands
Interesting Facts

  • Weight of a nickle
  • Can drink salt water
  • Some prefer salt water over fresh
Adaptions

  • Nocturnal
  • Fur blends in with surroundings
  • Ears
Description

  • Dark brown fur and tawny belly
  • Tail has two colors
  • Height: 1.5-2.1 cm
  • Weight: 10-20 grams
Reasons For Endangerment

  • Humans destroy marshes
  • Only give birth to 4 mice a year
  • Average lives up to 8 months
Critical Info

  • Don Edward Marsh help these mice

Bibliography

Works Cited
"Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Marsh_Harvest_Mouse>.
"Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge." U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2012. <http://www.fws.gov/desfbay/Archives/Salty/salty.htm>.
"wetland - National Geographic Education." Teachers Homepage - National Geographic Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2012. <http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/wetland/?ar_a=1>.


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