Get lost in time at the dinosaur exhibit opening at Mississippi Aquarium

42 views – Janae Jordan – 2022-05-27 15:33:29

There’s a new attraction at the Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport that is dino-mite!

Your ticket for the Mississippi Aquarium will also double as a passport to Pangea for their new Dinosaurs around the World: The Great Outdoors exhibit. MDEQ Geologist James Starnes said, “Right here in Mississippi, we do have quite a number of dinosaurs that have been found. Our dinosaur age rocks are actually northeast Mississippi, but we…

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Mississippi Aquarium, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College partner on successful Mardi Gras bead recycling program

78 views – WXXV Staff – 2022-04-21 17:07:28

, MS — Mississippi Aquarium, in a partnership with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, is sending more than 10,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads and plastic trinkets to be recycled at the Arc of Greater New Orleans (ArcGNO).

The bead drive started in mid-February and ran through the end of March.

“The drive was a huge success for the community,” Mississippi Aquarium Public Relations and Communications Manager Jeff Clark…

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Make-A-Wish grants Wisconsin boy a trip to Mississippi

62 views – Janae Jordan – 2022-04-21 17:31:02

A six-year-old from Wisconsin got his wish granted to visit a famous Mississippi couple and also visit the Mississippi Aquarium thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sawyer Doyle is only six-years-old, but has had many complications undergoing four open-heart surgeries due to a heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Sawyer’s teacher nominated him for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. His wish was to visit Laurel,…

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Renowned sea turtle expert from New England Aquarium assists with surgery at Mississippi Aquarium

39 views – WXXV Staff – 2022-04-07 17:56:16

Kemps Ridley
Mississippi Aquarium

The journey of Fog, an endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, probably started somewhere in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, although juvenile turtles can live as far north as Nova Scotia.

But in December 2020, Fog was found cold-stunned on the shores of the North Atlantic Ocean. He was admitted with pneumonia to New England Aquarium on December 11, 2020. The pneumonia was due to the bacteria,…

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Recycle Your Mardi Gras Beads With the Mississippi Aquarium


by Tamra Cater, Our Mississippi Home

If you have unwanted Mardi Gras beads laying around, take them to the Mississippi Aquarium so they can be recycled! Beads can be dropped off at the ticket window between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day through April 2.

The Mississippi Aquarium works with the Arc of Greater New Orleans, Mississippi Coastal Research and Extension Service, and Plastic Free Gulf Coast to make this recycling of Mardi…

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Mardi Gras Bead Recycling at Mississippi Aquarium

83 views – Lorraine Weiskopf – 2022-02-23 15:08:04

After you catch your Mardi Gras beads you might be wondering what to do with them.

Instead of throwing away your Mardi Gras cheer, bring your extra throws to the Mississippi Aquarium in .

From now until April 2nd, you can drop off your unwanted throws to the aquarium and they’ll bring the beads to the Arc of Greater New Orleans where they’ll be recycled.

Once the throws arrive, the arc turns bead sorting into…

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Gulfport Mississippi Aquarium tube tank.


2022-02-15 09:30:34, 1644939034 #aquarium #fish #fishtank #mississippi #vacation #biloximississippi #biloxi #biloxims.

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A Penguin Encounter at Mississippi Aquarium | Gulfport, Mississippi


2022-01-21 12:44:22, 1642790662

I went to the Mississippi Aquarium for one of their coolest experiences yet – a #penguinencounter ! I loved getting the opportunity …

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Mississippi Aquarium light up the sails to celebrate Mardi Gras

218 views – Grace Boyles – 2022-01-10 21:27:46

As the sun went down this evening, the Mississippi Aquarium got into the carnival spirit.

For the second year in a row, the Mississippi Aquarium illuminated its sails in the traditional Mardi Gras colors to help usher in the carnival season.

Aquarium visitors and all those driving along Highway 90 can now check out the giant purple, green, and gold sails at dusk every night until Fat Tuesday.

There to help light up the…

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Cold-stunned turtles arrive on the Coast

200 views – Grace Boyles – 2021-12-20 21:21:56

Thirty-five new Gulf Coast residents arrived this afternoon at the Gulfport airport.

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and the Mississippi Aquarium have come to the rescue once again, taking in over 30 cold-stunned Kemps Ridley sea turtles and administering the necessary medical treatment to get these turtles back in warm…

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