Mississippi Sound

Wild Tortugas recovered from pneumonia, released into Gulf
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Associated Press
November 27, 2019 - 6:51 am
(AP) — Two endangered sea turtles are swimming again in the Mississippi Sound after rehabilitation in south Mississippi. One is a 115-pound (52.1-kilogram) loggerhead that developed pneumonia while a Louisiana spillway was open. The other is a Kemp’s ridley that needed throat surgery after it...
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Chris Miller
July 29, 2019 - 1:29 pm
After a record 79 consecutive days of operation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completely closed the Bonnet Carré spillway Saturday. The Corps announced the closure today in a post to its Twitter account. The Bonnet Carre spillway was completely closed as of Saturday, July 27th #2019Floodfight...
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Don Ames
June 08, 2019 - 1:27 pm
The governor of Mississippi wants the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster as water from the Bonnet Carre Spillway gushes into what's normally a saltwater estuary. The unprecedented second opening of the spillway last month also has an increasing number of Mississippi officials...
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December 17, 2017 - 9:14 pm
(AP) — Louisiana wildlife and fisheries regulators say the fall shrimp season will close in a portion of state inside waters beginning at official sunset Monday. Affected by last week’s order are all state inside waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the Louisiana/Texas state...
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