Effects of Storms on Rice Rats Inhabiting Coastal Marshes

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Gulf Research Reports, Vol: 7, Issue: 2, Page: 169-170

Publication Year:
1982
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Repository URL:
https://aquila.usm.edu/gcr/vol7/iss2/10
DOI:
10.18785/grr.0702.10
Author(s):
Wolfe, James L.
Publisher(s):
University of Southern Mississippi
Tags:
rice rats; coastal marshes; storms; Marine Biology
article description
During 1979, three storms with winds in excess of 73 km/hr and tides up to 1.5 m above normal struck a section of the Mississippi coast where a population study of the rice rat, Oryzomys palustris, was in progress. There were no noticeable effects on population levels, and many individual animals survived the storms.