Ground broken for new aquarium/learning center

D’IBERVILLE — A recent groundbreaking ceremony means the $30-million Ocean Expo Aquarium & Learning Center in southern Mississippi is closer to reality.

The ceremony was held at D’Iberville last Friday for the project located on the southwest corner of Interstates 10 and 110.

Moby Solangi, director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, which is developing the project, said a touch tank, a bird show, a dolphin and sea lion show and a salt marsh exhibit are among the planned attractions.

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