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IMMS training for stranding season

With stranding season approaching, first responders, law enforcement, and sand beach gathered at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, learning about what to do if sea turtles or dolphins…

Attendance is on the Upswing at Popular Gulfport Attraction

It was a little rainy throughout parts of South Mississippi Friday, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of locals and visitors alike visiting one South Mississippi attraction. The line was long as the doors opened at Marine Ocean Adventures Park…

Orphaned dolphin finds a new temporary pod at IMMS

An orphaned dolphin discovered in Gulfport has found a new pod, at least a temporary one. Researchers at IMMS give us an update on how they and veterinarians are nursing the juvenile dolphin back to good health.…

Latest update on tracking sea turtles

It’s been a month and a half since we first brought you the story of a tale of two sea turtles. On December 10th, News 25 rode out into the Mississippi Sound stopped just south of Horn…

IMMS and MSU veterinarians work to save dolphin

So far, so good but researchers and care takers at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, as well as workers with Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have their hands full caring for a young male…

Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle recovering after surgery

The female Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle operated on yesterday at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is on the mend. An internal medicine specialist from MSU made a special trip to South Mississippi to join forces with local marine life…

IMMS talks stranding season

First responders and local law enforcement took a walk on the wild side today at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport. The dolphins at IMMS put on quite the show, thrilling the crowd, but it isn’t always fun…

Tracking sea turtles

Every day the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies works hard to rehabilitate sea creatures to send them back to their natural habitats. Currently, IMMS is tracking three sea turtles that have been released into their natural environment. The sea turtles…

Two sea turtles released into the Mississippi Sound

Dozens of locals prepared to say farewell to two sea turtles that were rescued earlier this year. They say there’s no place like home and for rehabbing turtles Fig Newton and Scar, they were ready to return to that very…

Two Rehabbed Sea Turtles to Be Released Into Ms. Sound Today

This afternoon will mark a fresh start for some sea turtles. Today, between 2:30 and 3 pm, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, or IMMS, in Gulfport, and the DMR, will be releasing two stranded sea turtles rehabilitated by IMMS…

‘Fintastic Boo Fest’ at IMMS

Looking for a fun fall activity to do with the whole family? This weekend you can get the Halloween experience with a Coastal twist. Things are getting a little bit spooky over at Ocean Adventures Marine Park in Gulfport, this…

Rescued Beach Whale Identified as a Pygmy Killer Whale

Another development in the case of the beached whale recently rescued from a barrier island in the Mississippi Sound. Researchers at the rescuing agency, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, or IMMS, in Gulfport, have determined the species of that…

Update on rare whale at IMMS

Last week, we brought you the story of how the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies rescue team saved a stranded rare whale. When IMMS first rescued this whale, they originally thought he was a melon-head whale. Now, after further investigation,…

How you can help save the sea turtles

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport has saved the lives of thousands of sea turtles, but now they need your help. Dr. Mystera Samuelson said, “So, he has been with us for about a year. He came in…