Posts Tagged ‘marine life’

City sets deadline for construction of Ocean Expo

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville has told Moby Solangi, the executive director of Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, to start construction of Ocean Expo Aquarium by March or abandon his plans. City manager Bobby Eleuterius tells The Sun Herald the notice from the city gives Solangi a deadline of March 13 to start building […] [...]

SoS delivers Point Cadet settlement check to USM

HATTIESBURG — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has presented the University of Southern Mississippi with a check for $432,307 in the President’s Conference Room at the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building on the University’s Hattiesburg campus. The funds are part of a settlement agreement reached in 2002 resolving long standing land issues on a piece […] [...]

Casino regulators want to see more from developers

JACKSON — The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday delayed approval of plans for Rotate Black’s Harbor Town Casino in Gulfport. WLOX-TV reports that commission members want Rotate Black to step back and look at what more could be added to the project. Commissioner Jerry St. Pe said the size and scope of the Gulfport project […] [...]

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, […] [...]

Scientists watching spread of invasive marine life

by Published: November 29,2011

Tags: environment, invasive species, marine life

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Three invasive aquatic species — the silver carp, Asian tiger shrimp and lionfish — have been closely watched this year as they were sighted across the northern Gulf of Mexico. “Recently, we were worried about the Mississippi River flooding that would introduce freshwater species,” Mike Pursley, aquatic invasive species coordinator for […] [...]

Oyster season to close five days after opening

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) is closing all areas and reefs of the state that are currently opened to oyster harvest. The areas will close at 3 p.m. tomorrow, and will remain closed until further notice in order to conserve the resource. The MDMR opened the oyster Oct. 24. […] [...]

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