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$1.25M to evaluate spillway effects on dolphins, sea turtles


September 29, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will get $1.25 million to evaluate the effects of freshwater from a Louisiana spillway on dolphins and sea turtles in the Mississippi Sound.

The money from federal oil and gas revenue-sharing will go to Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, Gov. Phil Bryant said in a news release Friday.

The study will examine the abundance, health and habitat of dolphins and sea turtles in the area.

The federal government says at least 310 dolphins have stranded since February from Louisiana...

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