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IMMS brings aquatic attractions back to Mississippi

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is nearing the completion of a $15 million expansion in Gulfport. The addition will be bringing aquatic interaction back to the Coast’s tourism industry for the first time since Hurricane Katrina destroyed Marine Life…

IMMS brings aquatic attractions back to Mississippi

With all the buzz surrounding ongoing preparations for the Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport, Coast residents are getting nostalgic for the days when Marine Life Oceanarium and the J.L. Scott Aquarium in Biloxi were still open for business. You won’t have…

Ten Worst Tanks for Dolphins and Whales

A recent study named Gulfport’s Institute for Marine Mammal Studies one of the worst facilities in the country for dolphins and whales. News 25’s Kenda Turley caught up with the director of IMMS to hear his reaction. The dolphins at…

Endangered Sea Turtles Washing up Dead

An alarming number of Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles, the most endangered sea turtle in the world, have been turning up dead on our shore line. News 25’s Kristen Durand takes us to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies to show us…

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

Early March is already considered the beginning of stranding season for marine animals and the stormy weather on the Coast is not making things better. The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport has had an unusually high amount of…

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.