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Along the state's coastline, over three hundred miles of barrier islands provide a protective shield against strong ocean waves driven by storms and hurricanes. This area is also growing in population and accompanying economy development. William Smith of Wake Forest University heads the Coastal Barrier Island Network, a group that is studying ways to manage these vulnerable islands.
Terrestrial vertebrate studies have been conducted on some of the islands of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, but information on the vertebrates of many barrier islands is limited. This article describes the previously unreported small mammal fauna of a South Carolina barrier island. Information is provided on species composition, relative abundance, and habitat use.