IMMS releases 17 sea turtles in MS Sound

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Senator Roger Wicker helped the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) in releasing 17 sea turtles into the Mississippi Sound on Friday.

Some of those sea turtles have been in the care of IMMS from two weeks to two months. They were either found stranded or accidentally caught by fishermen.

Most all of the turtles had pretty severe injuries, according to IMMS Director Moby Solangi.

But after recovering, it's a happy sight to see those turtles released back into their natural habitat.

The Institute's Director Dr. Moby Solangi tells WLOX News they should migrate back to Mexico to breed.

Wicker was on a break from Washington traveling all around the Magnolia State.

And remember the Sea Turtle Nest we first told you about on Fourth of July? It was found ashore in Pass Christian. Dr. Solangi tells us they should hatch within 10-15 days.

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