dolphins

Male dolphin rehabilitation at IMMS is moving along

Dolphins are revered for their intelligence, playfulness, and friendly interactions with humans, but let’s delve a little deeper as these majestic marine mammals are celebrated world-wide for National Dolphin Awareness Month. News 25’s Toni Miles takes us…

New Mississippi Aquarium mural welcomes dolphins

While taking a cruise along Highway 90 in Gulfport, make sure to keep an eye out for the Mississippi Aquarium’s newest mural. Gulfport artist and retired Gulfport firefighter Robert Waldrop designed and painted the 70 by 5…

Swimming with the dolphins

One of the most popular things to do during the warmer months is go splash around in the Mississippi Sound, but due to the recent algal blooms affecting the Coast many beaches are closed. There are still many things you…

Dolphins dying at alarming rates in Mississippi

Dolphins and sea turtles are dying at an alarming rate on the Coast. The Bonnet Carre Spillway has opened, putting trillions of gallons of fresh water into the Mississippi Sound. Experts say this has wreaked havoc on marine life in…

Local experts want more dolphin monitoring

The dolphin population in the Mississippi Sound is strikingly lower than what it should be. This was one of the points of discussion during a seminar about dolphin research at the USM Gulf Park campus in Long Beach tonight. The…

Citizens protest against dolphin tank in Gulfport

Concerned citizens are speaking out against the plans for a dolphin tank at the new Gulfport aquarium set to open in 2019. News 25’s Taylor Rubach spoke with the activists outside Gulfport City Hall where the vigil took place. ‘Empty…

Dolphins dying in Mississippi waters

Just weeks after a young dolphin became trapped in Fort Bayou and was found dead, another deceased juvenile dolphin has washed ashore. According to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, this is part of an alarming trend. Thirty…

Dolphin Released in Gulfport

IMMS in collaboration with NOAA, DMR, Gulfport fire departments dive team, and Mississippi State University's veterinary college rescued and released a dolphin yesterday that was stranded for 3 weeks in a bayou in Henderson Point, Pass Christian.