It was really a sight to see from the plane landing to students lined up carrying turtles to care.
Eighty cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles landed in Gulfport for continued treatment and rehab. These turtles traveled from the New England Aquarium in Boston into the care of IMMS and the Mississippi Aquarium.
Thirty of the turtles are now under the care of IMMS and…
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Runners got up bright and early to enjoy the Mississippi Aquarium’s third annual Otter Trotter 5K.
Over 200 runners lined up to get active before indulging in a Thanksgiving meal.
The route this year was a little different due to construction taking place.
Once the race was over, each participant was presented a medal and early entry into the aquarium.
The annual Otter Trotter is the kick-off to the aquarium’s holiday season.
The 5K has become a tradition for many families.
“This day is what we are supposed to be thankful for and after we leave here we are going…
HELSINKI (AP) — A venomous 7 foot king cobra that escaped from its home in a Swedish zoo has returned back home by itself, bringing a happy ending to over a week-long disappearance saga.
“Houdini, as we named him, has crawled back into his terrarium,” CEO Jonas Wahlstrom of the Skansen Aquarium told the Swedish…
First, the Mermaids and Pirates event is returning to the aquarium for the next two weekends.
Starting Thursday, mermaids will be diving into the Aquatic Wonders exhibit where you can see them through the big windows. The mermaids are also available for a meet-and-greet.
During this event, Penguins and Pops will also be happening this Saturday outside on the path towards the aquarium.
You can get a photo with a penguin and get a Pops Brother pop. All the money will go to penguin…
Tonight, the Mississippi Aquarium will light up the night skies with the Hancock Whitney Sea of Stars fundraiser.
The Sea of Stars drone will launch into the darkness above the beautiful Mississippi Sound, creating illuminated three-dimensional shapes and characters such as alligators, dolphins, and turtles.
While festivities will be taking place at Jones Park, a VIP adult-only private event will take place at the…
It’s been a busy day at the Mississippi Aquarium. They had more than 100 students attend their home school days program, the largest one yet.
Each month, homeschool days takes place to give students pre-K through 12 a chance to explore and participate in hands-on educational activities.
This month’s topic was ocean zones. Students were able to explore the layers of the ocean and learn about the diversity of life in each ocean zone, the adaptations for each layer, and how researchers study the depths.
Worksheets and supplemental materials helped guide students…
NOAA Fisheries and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services chose the Mississippi Aquarium as a recipient of an adult non-releasable Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle.
This new permanent resident was hatched from eggs collected in the wild in 1979 where she spent her life at the Cayman Turtle Centre as part of an experimental breeding program which has since been discontinued.
The aquarium’s turtle is just one of ten remaining of the original hatchling group.
She, along with the other nine turtles, flew to Sea World in Orlando in April where they received care during a 90-day…
The Mississippi Aquarium wrapped up its outreach program for the summer with some stellar numbers.
Over the course of the summer, Aquarium officials traveled more than 5,500 miles in June and July, reaching more than 3,000 children in libraries and camps across 45 Mississippi cities.
The outreach program provided participants with an overview of how Mississippi Aquarium operates through an interactive, hands-on learning experience.
Attendees had the opportunity to participate in several activities, such as constructing water filters, observing blood smears under a…