HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies has confirmed that a dead sea turtle was found on the beach near the RV lot at Silver Slipper Casino Saturday evening.
Officials say it appears the animal has been dead for a few days.
IMMS Director Moby Solangi issued the following statement, saying in part:
The official also noted that finding deceased animals along the beach is common around this time of the year. A necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.