turtles

Jackson County Sand Jam 2021

Hundreds turned out for some family fun, turtles, and more for the 2021 Sand Jam in Ocean Springs. This included a family fun day that involved a sand sculpture competition, free…

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…

Turtle Excluder Devices on Skimmer Trawls Discussion

NOAA Fisheries is proposing a change in the way shrimpers on the Coast tow in their catch in an effort to save more turtles. That could come at a price for local shrimpers. Today at the Biloxi Visitors Center, NOAA…

Protecting Turtles from Skimmer Trawls

Here on the Coast our seafood industry is a huge part of the culture, but sometimes fishing for those tasty shrimp can put the life of a baby turtle in danger. NOAA Fisheries is proposing the use of turtle excluder…