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USM SOSE Honors Student Studying Effects of Oxygen, pH in Seed Oyster Growth

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-02-25 10:00:10

SUMMARY: Karina Ledezma, a senior at The of Southern Mississippi, conducted research on the growth patterns of seed oysters exposed to low oxygen and pH levels in the Mississippi Sound for her honors thesis. Her was supported by the School of Ocean Science and Engineering and involved studying the effects of ocean acidification on oysters. Ledezma worked with her advisor, Dr. Kim De Mutsert, and graduate student Abiola Obafemi to study the survival and growth of oysters in different conditions. Her research led to the discovery that oyster shells dissolve in low oxygen conditions, affecting their index. Ledezma plans to continue her research in marine science after graduation.

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Introducing our WXXV Student Athlete of the Week, Pass Christian’s Anaya Bradley!

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www.wxxv25.com – Ansley Brent – 2024-04-19 09:19:50

SUMMARY: High School track and field team will host the regional meet on their home track this Saturday. The team's in the district meet led to this . Key athletes include Anaya Bradley, Harmony Walker, and Ollie “Trae” Bailey, who have shown impressive performances. Coach Roscoe Forch commends their dedication and growth over the years. Walker is currently the fastest girl in the , while Bailey broke a mile record. Bradley, a Student Athlete of the , aims to continue running in college. Overall, the team's success and hard work have led to a at state competitions.

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Crafting Rum in South Mississippi: Circle Hook Distilling

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-04-15 11:46:07

SUMMARY: Circle Hook Distilling in , Mississippi is the first legal distillery in , producing award-winning rum. Co-owners Eli and Amy Underhill transitioned from commercial fishing to rum production, emphasizing quality ingredients and processes. They source Grade-A molasses and cane syrup from local sugar mills, along with well from Harrison County for fermentation. Their handcrafted rum is aged in New American oak barrels, resulting in a versatile final product. In just three years, Circle Hook has expanded distribution to three states. The also collaborates with local artists for label design, embodying the spirit of Mississippi and the Coast.

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Almost 3,500 Mississippi Veterans have enrolled in VA health care in past 365 days, 28% increase over last year

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-04-14 14:00:13

SUMMARY: The Department of Affairs has enrolled a record number of Veterans in VA in Mississippi and nationally. This historic enrollment is the result of aggressive outreach efforts, , advertising campaigns, and text messages to encourage Veterans to enroll. VA's goal is to ensure that all eligible Veterans the best and most affordable care available. VA has also expanded care eligibility for Veterans exposed to toxins and hazards while serving in the military, allowing more Veterans to enroll directly in VA health care. The VA is continuing to reach out to Veterans to encourage them to apply for their health care and .

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