Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
The Institute of Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport has launched a new
partnership with Mississippi State University. IMMS will be working
with the university's College of Veterinary Medicine to focus research
efforts on the Gulf of Mexico.
A panel of educators, scientists
and government officials gathered Wednesday morning for the formal
announcement of the partnership.
"We have issues with
epidemiology, toxicology, pathology. There's some very, very serious
issues of ecological health that require a much more structured
approach," said IMMS President, Dr. Moby Solangi.
Veterinary students at MSU interested in dolphins and sea turtles and marine science will find increased opportunity.
come to college with interest in marine mammals. And it's been a case
where occasionally they would get down here. We hope to eventually have
facilities down here where they can come and stay," said Dr. Kent
Hoblet, with the College of Veterinary Medicine.
DMR Director Dr.
Bill Walker says one "silver lining" of the oil spill may be the new
interest and focus on the Gulf of Mexico. Not long ago, he says, various
research groups were reluctant to share with one another.
that's changing. And it's really been changing over the last ten or so
years when we realized there's a lot to do. We all have a piece of it.
And if we put all our pieces together, we can build a heck of a team,"
said Dr. Walker.
"It's really our privilege that we are seeing a
major university with that type of assets and intellectual capabilities
to come and help us resolve some of the issues, study some of the issues
and come up with some answers," said Dr. Solangi.
attention will be on the long term health of the Gulf of Mexico, with a
focus on species like dolphins and sea turtles, which are good
biological indicators of the marine environment.
Mississippi State already have several research projects underway
related to the Gulf of Mexico. One such study involves the post-oil
spill deaths of marine mammals. MSU pathologist, Dr. Tim Morgan, is
studying the tissues of the animals that died.
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