sea turtles

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…

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 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…

IMMS learning from their sea turtles

Information is flooding into the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies from their three turtles that they released late last year. Following a lengthy rehab for most of 2019, IMMS released their turtles Fig Newton, Scar, and Shucker into the Mississippi…

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…

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…

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…