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Field trips return to IMMS

A sign that life is getting back to normal is field trips for school kids. Today, students from Vancleave Elementary School made the trip to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies…

Volunteer beach clean-up on the Coast

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies partnered with the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup program to clean up beaches along the Coast of Harrison County in celebration of last week’s Earth Day.…

New data reveal on sea turtles tracked by IMMS

Sea turtles are rescued, cared for, and rehabbed by the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. You may remember two sea turtles we reported on earlier, Magnolia, a green sea turtle, and Toni, a rare female Kemp’s Ridley…

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…

Rescued Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle gets eye exams

Did you know there are veterinarians right here in Mississippi specially trained to conduct eye exams on sea turtles? Some of these veterinarians made the trek from Starkville to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies to check…

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…

Animals at IMMS make Christmas wish lists

Humans aren’t the only ones sending letters to Santa this Christmas season. The marine animals at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport have penned the big man in red asking for some toys. The ‘Seasons…

Mississippi Aquarium and IMMS help sea turtles

Forty-five endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles landed in Gulfport from Cape Cod this afternoon in need of medical attention from two Gulf Coast organizations. The Institute of Marine Mammal Studies and the Mississippi Aquarium greeted the turtle…

IMMS returns two sea turtles back into the MS Sound

As the year 2020 wraps up, it also marks new beginnings and a new lease on life for two sea turtles rescued and rehabbed by the caretakers at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport. The…

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies remembers Hurricane Katrina

Fifteen years ago, South Mississippians were dealing with the highly catastrophic Hurricane Katrina. Workers with the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies were searching for dolphins washed out to sea during the storm. “There’s always a silver lining.” Especially when you…