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Second rare dolphin species rescued in Gulf

For the second time this month, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport is rehabilitating a rare dolphin species to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Just last week, a rough-toothed dolphin was rescued in Biloxi and now a pantropical spotted…

Rough-toothed dolphin rescued

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies rescued a juvenile rough-toothed dolphin that was stranded in Biloxi. The dolphin is 6’10” long and 140 pounds. The IMMS tells News 25 the dolphin had hooks in its mouth when rescued. It is…

Swimming with stingrays at IMMS

Ocean Adventures opened this year at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport. The main attractions include swimming with dolphins, stingrays, and sharks. Everyone’s heard of swimming with dolphins, but what about swimming with stingrays and even sharks? At…

Kemp’s ridley sea turtle release celebration

There’s no place like home and for nine rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, they were released back into their natural habitats at the beach in Biloxi thanks to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies…

Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles release

There’s no place like home and for nine rehabilitated Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles, they will be released back into their natural habitats thanks to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport. News 25’s Jaylon Morris is at the beach…

IMMS remembers Hurricane Katrina

Following Hurricane Katrina, many businesses were left destroyed and closed up shop, but for some they rebuilt bigger and better. One of those was the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, formerly known as Marine Life Oceanarium. It was originally located…

IMMS released six endangered sea turtles

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies will release six rare sea turtles at the Courthouse Pier in Gulfport at 10 a.m. tomorrow. There’s no place like home and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies will make sure six Kemp’s Ridley…

IMMS Summer Camp

Since 2010, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies has been offering a summer camp to marine enthusiasts across the United States. It’s summertime on the Coast and that means children are flocking to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in…

All aboard the IMMS Express

With the recent expansions at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, employees and visitors needed a fun and fast way to get around and a brand new train was the obvious choice. The train, which came to the Gulf Coast…

Interact with marine animals at new facility in Gulfport

The new 30,000 square foot addition at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies has been kept quite the secret since construction began a couple years ago. Now, tickets are finally available. For visitors that come to our Coast for its…

Sneak peek of new Ocean Adventures at IMMS

The new 30,000 square foot addition at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies has been kept quite the secret since construction began months ago. The grand opening of the Ocean Adventures Facility won’t be for another month. News 25’s Gina…

IMMS animals receive toys for Christmas

Children weren’t the only ones with a Christmas list this year. The animals at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies had a few toys they wanted for themselves as well. The parrots, dolphins, turtles, sea lions, and much more got…

Marine Mammals Wish list

Kids aren’t the only ones with wish lists this Christmas. The marine mammals and birds at IMMS have a wish list of their own this holiday season. Apollo is one of the dolphins at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies…

Whale makes remarkable recovery at IMMS

After almost three months, a melon-headed whale being treated at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is finally ready to be released back into the Ocean. The three hundred pound whale washed ashore on an Alabama beach in early September…

What scientists are doing to restore our sea life on the Coast

The amount of sea-life found dead on the Coast this year is concerning marine experts. Scientists at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies tell News 25 the heavy rainfall and impact from the hurricanes have disrupted habitats. Right now at…

Endangered turtle nest in Pass Christian without eggs

If you remember the story News 25 brought you about the endangered sea turtle nest on the beach in Pass Christian we have a disappointing update. There were no eggs found in the nesting area where the rare logger head…

Whale rescued from Alabama

A whale that was stranded on the beach in Fort Morgan, Alabama on Saturday is now stable and fighting to recover at the Institute for Marine and Mammal Studies thanks to trained volunteers and beachgoers. News 25’s Caroline Eaker stopped…

IMMS expansion plans

Soon you’ll be able to swim with sting rays and sharks with the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies new expanded facility that is expected to be completed within the next two months . News 25’s Taylor Rubach joins us at…

Finding Kylie and Riley

After several weeks of special care, two endangered sea turtles are now skimming the waves and water of the Mississippi Sound, just hours after their release near the Ken Combs Pier in Gulfport. News 25’s Tanner Stewart takes us on…

Endangered sea turtles to be released into the Gulf

There are only seven species of sea turtles in the world and the most endangered can be found right here in the Mississippi Sound. Researchers will be following two of these endangered sea turtles as they journey across the Gulf.…

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 stranded in Jackson County dies

The dolphin that has been stranded in Jackson County the last two weeks has died after being stuck in water not conducive for its health. Dr. Moby Solangi with the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies confirmed the dolphin died from…

Dolphin still stranded in Jackson County

The dolphin stranded in Jackson County still has not found its way back to sea. The dolphin has been trapped in Old Fort Bayou in Jackson County since last Wednesday. The problem is the dolphin is swimming in freshwater and…