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In June, awarded a grant of $49,361.00 to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies to assist in their ongoing efforts to rescue and rehabilitate animals injured or impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Loggerhead being cleaned at IMMSThe Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is a full-service marine mammal research and rehabilitation center located in Gulfport, Mississippi. A participant of the National Stranding Network for more than twenty years and a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) designee, IMMS has been involved in the care and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine animals found in the Gulf and along the coasts of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama.

“The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is very lucky to have a partner like who believes in our mission to understand the marine environment, protect the marine animals that inhabit it, and create greater public awareness,” said Moby Solangi, Ph.D., the president and director of IMMS.

IMMS will use their funding for care, rescue, and rehabilitation of marine animals including veterinary care and fieldwork.

Funding for this grant came from the GreaterGood Network’s Gift That Give More™ program and additional donations from The Animal Rescue Site, The Rainforest Site, and other GreaterGood Network websites.  To find out more, please click here.
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