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Cetaceans • Institute for Marine Mammal Studies • Mississippi • United States

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Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

10801 Dolphin Ln • Gulfport, Mississippi • United States

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Living

The information in the table below represents current living cetaceans, from all species, held at this facility.  If you’re having trouble finding a specific individual, check the deceased or transferred animals – on mobile, scroll down to access these options.  Italics indicate either an estimated date or deceased individual.  Estimated dates are intended to provide a general time frame when the animal was acquired and should not be treated as exact. Inventory Key

Note: This inventory may contain inaccuracies or be incomplete due to lack of public sources, misleading information or mistranslation.  If you have a correction or would like to submit information please contact us at contribute@cetabase.org or use our contact form!

Last updated: March 12, 2018 14:10

ImageSpeciesScientific NameID #'sNameSexBornOriginOrigin DateSort-RefOrigin LocationMotherFatherTransfersLast LocationRegion / State/ CountryStatusStatus DateStat Sort-RefCause of DeathNotesFilter
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)NOA0004997, AZA 1979, TT-676 (Navy), “BOE”BoFc. 1976Capture30-Aug-198419840830Gulf of Mexico, MS, USWildWildMississippi, Gulf of Mexico to Holding, probably Marine Animal Productions (30-Aug-1984) to US Navy (26-Sep-1984) to Sea Life Park (01-Jun-2005) to U.S. Navy MMP (12-Jun-2009) to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (01-Feb-2011)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUS-----public display, living, current, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetHybrid(Tursiops spp.), parents: (T. truncatus) (mother) x (D. capensis) (father)NOA0003061, AZA 487, SWC-TT-9226 C.J.Ma. 1992Born05-Nov-199219921105SeaWorld San DiegoJennyCooper
(D. capensis)
SeaWorld San Diego to SeaWorld Orlando (08-Jun-1996) to SeaWorld Cleveland (26-Apr-1998) to SeaWorld San Diego (19-Oct-1998) to SeaWorld Orlando (02-Apr-2000) to Discovery Cove (??-???-2003) to SeaWorld Orlando (2016) to Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (15-Nov-2017)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUS-----public display, living, current, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops-hybrid, hybrid
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)NOA0005916, SWF-TT-0003JagMa. 2000Born25-Aug-200020000825SeaWorld OrlandoJeneverCapricornSeaWorld Orlando to Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (15-Nov-2017)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUS-----public display, living, current, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops spp.), parents: 1/2 (T.t. gilli) (mother) x (T. truncatus) (father)NOA0006006, SWF-TT-0202NeoMa. 2002Born30-Jan-200220020130Discovery CoveAstraLesterDiscovery Cove to SeaWorld Orlando (May? 2007) to Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (15-Nov-2017)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUS-----public display, living, current, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)NOA0006839, D-M-2012-002 (IMMS)ApolloMc. Sep 2009Rescue06-Mar-201220120306Churchill Oaks, LAWildWildChurchill Oaks, Louisiana to Audubon Aquarium (06-Mar-2012) to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (11-Sep-2012)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUS----Apollo was previously named "Sasafrass" at Audubon Aquariumpublic display, living, current, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose

Dead

The information in the table below represents deceased cetaceans, from all species, at this facility.  If you’re having trouble finding a specific individual, check the historical or transferred animals – on mobile, scroll down to access these options.  Italics indicate either an estimated date or deceased individual.  Estimated dates are intended to provide a general time frame when the animal was acquired and should not be treated as exact. Inventory Key

NoteThis inventory may contain inaccuracies or be incomplete due to lack of public sources, misleading information or mistranslation.  If you have a correction or would like to submit information please contact us at contribute@cetabase.org or use our contact form!

Last updated: March 12, 2018 14:10

ImageSpeciesScientific NameID #'sNameSexBornOriginOrigin DateSort-RefOrigin LocationMotherFatherTransfersLast LocationRegion / State/ CountryStatusStatus DateStat Sort-RefCause of DeathNotesFilter
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)NOA0006793, 138IMMS112311C.J.Mc. 2009Rescue23-Nov-201120111123Fort Morgan, ALWildWildFort Morgan, Alabama to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (23-Nov-2011) Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied23-Oct-201520151023Possible heart defectC.J. was previously named "Chance"public display, death, dead, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose

Historical

The information in the table below represents the historical cetacean population, from all species, combining all animals (living, dead, rehab, etc.) into one inventory.  If you’re having trouble finding a specific animal, please check the transfer page.  On mobile, scrolled down to access these options.  Italics indicate either a deceased individual or an estimated date. Estimated dates are intended to provide a general time frame when the animal was acquired and should not be treated as exact.  Also, be aware that the inclusion of rehab animals may skew certain statistics.  To exclude rehab animals type “public display” in the search bar.  For more information on how to read or use this table, check the inventory guide.

NoteThis inventory may contain inaccuracies or be incomplete due to lack of public sources, misleading information or mistranslation.  If you have a correction or would like to submit information please contact us at contribute@cetabase.org or use our contact form!

Last updated: March 12, 2018 14:10

ImageSpeciesScientific NameID #'sNameSexBornOriginOrigin DateSort-RefOrigin LocationMotherFatherTransfersLast LocationRegion / State/ CountryStatusStatus DateStat Sort-RefCause of DeathNotesFilter
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)NOA0004997, AZA 1979, TT-676 (Navy), “BOE”BoFc. 1976Capture30-Aug-198419840830Gulf of Mexico, MS, USWildWildMississippi, Gulf of Mexico to Holding, probably Marine Animal Productions (30-Aug-1984) to US Navy (26-Sep-1984) to Sea Life Park (01-Jun-2005) to U.S. Navy MMP (12-Jun-2009) to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (01-Feb-2011)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUS-----public display, living, current, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)NOA0005052, AZA 257, TT-727 (Navy), “BUS”BusterMc. 1980Capture16-Jul-198719870716Gulf of Mexico, MS, USWildWildMississippi, Gulf of Mexico to Holding, possibly MAP (16-Jul-1987) to U.S. Navy MMP (25-Aug-1987) to Sea Life Park (20-Mar-2006) to U.S. Navy MMP (12-Jun-2009) to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (01-Feb-2011)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSUnknown??-???-????20160801-Buster is missing from IMMS, he may have transferred back to the Navypublic display, unknown, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetHybrid(Tursiops spp.), parents: (T. truncatus) (mother) x (D. capensis) (father)NOA0003061, AZA 487, SWC-TT-9226 C.J.Ma. 1992Born05-Nov-199219921105SeaWorld San DiegoJennyCooper
(D. capensis)
SeaWorld San Diego to SeaWorld Orlando (08-Jun-1996) to SeaWorld Cleveland (26-Apr-1998) to SeaWorld San Diego (19-Oct-1998) to SeaWorld Orlando (02-Apr-2000) to Discovery Cove (??-???-2003) to SeaWorld Orlando (2016) to Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (15-Nov-2017)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUS-----public display, living, current, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops-hybrid, hybrid
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)NOA0005916, SWF-TT-0003JagMa. 2000Born25-Aug-200020000825SeaWorld OrlandoJeneverCapricornSeaWorld Orlando to Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (15-Nov-2017)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUS-----public display, living, current, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops spp.), parents: 1/2 (T.t. gilli) (mother) x (T. truncatus) (father)NOA0006006, SWF-TT-0202NeoMa. 2002Born30-Jan-200220020130Discovery CoveAstraLesterDiscovery Cove to SeaWorld Orlando (May? 2007) to Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (15-Nov-2017)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUS-----public display, living, current, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetSpotted, Pantropical(Stenella attenuata)-CottonMc. ????Rescue29-Apr-200520050429Orange Beach, AlabamaWildWildOrange Beach, Alabama to Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (29-Apr-2005)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied02-May-200520050502--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, stenella, spotted-dolphin, pantropical-spotted
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)--Fc. ????Rescue22-May-200620060522Ocean Springs, MississippiWildWildOcean Springs, Mississippi to Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (23-May-2006)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied23-May-200620060523--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)--Fc. ????Rescue21-Jun-200620060621Leeville, LouisianaWildWildLeeville, Louisiana to Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (21-Jun-2006)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied21-Jun-200620060621--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)--Mc. ????Rescue17-Feb-200920090217Pass Christian, MississippiWildWildPass Christian, Mississippi to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (17-Feb-2009)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied20-Feb-200920090220--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)NOA0006793, 138IMMS112311C.J.Mc. 2009Rescue23-Nov-201120111123Fort Morgan, ALWildWildFort Morgan, Alabama to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (23-Nov-2011) Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied23-Oct-201520151023Possible heart defectC.J. was previously named "Chance"public display, death, dead, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)--Mc. ????Rescue09-Jan-201220120109Orange Beach, AlabamaWildWildOrange Beach, Alabama to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (09-Jan-2012)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied10-Jan-201220120110--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)NOA0006839, D-M-2012-002 (IMMS)ApolloMc. Sep 2009Rescue06-Mar-201220120306Churchill Oaks, LAWildWildChurchill Oaks, Louisiana to Audubon Aquarium (06-Mar-2012) to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (11-Sep-2012)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUS----Apollo was previously named "Sasafrass" at Audubon Aquariumpublic display, living, current, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)--Mc. ????Rescue02-Mar-201320130302Pascagoula, MississippiWildWildPascagoula, Mississippi to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (03-Mar-2013)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied17-Apr-201320130417--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)--Mc. ????Rescue08-Jul-201420140708Santa Rosa Beach, FLWildWildSanta Rosa Beach, Florida to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (08-Jul-2014)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied01-Jan-201420140101--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetKiller, Pygmy(Feresa attenuata)--Mc. ????Rescue01-Sep-201520150901Three Oaks Bayou, MSWildWildThree Oaks Bayou, MS to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (01-Sep-2015) to Gulf of Mexico (??)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSReleased11-Jul-201620160711--rescue, rehab, release, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, blackfish, pygmy-killer
No Image YetKiller, Pygmy(Feresa attenuata)--Mc. ????Rescue01-Sep-201520150901Three Oaks Bayou, MSWildWildThree Oaks Bayou, MS to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (01-Sep-2015) to Gulf of Mexico (??)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSReleased11-Jul-201620160711--rescue, rehab, release, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, blackfish, pygmy-killer
No Image YetMelon-headed(Peponacephala electra)--Mc. ????Rescue02-Sep-201720170902Fort Morgan, ALWildWildFort Morgan, Alabama to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (02-Sep-2017) Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSReleased14-Dec-201712/14/17-Released ~ 90 miles offshore Mississippi (Gulf of Mexico)rescue, rehab, current-patient, imms-gulfport, united states, florida, dolphin, blackfish, melon-headed

Rehab

The information in the table below represents current and historical rehab patients, from all cetacean species, in the care of this facility.  Rescue/rehab animals are held off exhibit in quarantine or hospital pools.  If you’re having trouble finding a specific individual, check the historical or transferred animals – on mobile, scroll down to access these options.  Italics indicate either an estimated date or deceased individual.  Estimated dates are intended to provide a general time frame when the animal was acquired and should not be treated as exact.  For more information on how to read or use this table, check the inventory guide.

NoteThis inventory may contain inaccuracies or be incomplete due to lack of public sources, misleading information or mistranslation.  If you have a correction or would like to submit information please contact us at contribute@cetabase.org or use our contact form!

Last updated: March 12, 2018 14:10

ImageSpeciesScientific NameID #'sNameSexBornOriginOrigin DateSort-RefOrigin LocationMotherFatherTransfersLast LocationRegion / State/ CountryStatusStatus DateStat Sort-RefCause of DeathNotesFilter
No Image YetSpotted, Pantropical(Stenella attenuata)-CottonMc. ????Rescue29-Apr-200520050429Orange Beach, AlabamaWildWildOrange Beach, Alabama to Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (29-Apr-2005)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied02-May-200520050502--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, stenella, spotted-dolphin, pantropical-spotted
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)--Fc. ????Rescue22-May-200620060522Ocean Springs, MississippiWildWildOcean Springs, Mississippi to Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (23-May-2006)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied23-May-200620060523--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)--Fc. ????Rescue21-Jun-200620060621Leeville, LouisianaWildWildLeeville, Louisiana to Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (21-Jun-2006)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied21-Jun-200620060621--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)--Mc. ????Rescue17-Feb-200920090217Pass Christian, MississippiWildWildPass Christian, Mississippi to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (17-Feb-2009)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied20-Feb-200920090220--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)--Mc. ????Rescue09-Jan-201220120109Orange Beach, AlabamaWildWildOrange Beach, Alabama to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (09-Jan-2012)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied10-Jan-201220120110--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)--Mc. ????Rescue02-Mar-201320130302Pascagoula, MississippiWildWildPascagoula, Mississippi to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (03-Mar-2013)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied17-Apr-201320130417--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetBottlenose(Tursiops truncatus)--Mc. ????Rescue08-Jul-201420140708Santa Rosa Beach, FLWildWildSanta Rosa Beach, Florida to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (08-Jul-2014)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSDied01-Jan-201420140101--rescue, rehab, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, tursiops, common-bottlenose
No Image YetKiller, Pygmy(Feresa attenuata)--Mc. ????Rescue01-Sep-201520150901Three Oaks Bayou, MSWildWildThree Oaks Bayou, MS to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (01-Sep-2015) to Gulf of Mexico (??)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSReleased11-Jul-201620160711--rescue, rehab, release, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, blackfish, pygmy-killer
No Image YetKiller, Pygmy(Feresa attenuata)--Mc. ????Rescue01-Sep-201520150901Three Oaks Bayou, MSWildWildThree Oaks Bayou, MS to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (01-Sep-2015) to Gulf of Mexico (??)Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSReleased11-Jul-201620160711--rescue, rehab, release, imms-gulfport, united states, mississippi, dolphin, blackfish, pygmy-killer
No Image YetMelon-headed(Peponacephala electra)--Mc. ????Rescue02-Sep-201720170902Fort Morgan, ALWildWildFort Morgan, Alabama to Inst. of Marine Mammal Studies (02-Sep-2017) Inst. for Marine Mammal StudiesUSReleased14-Dec-201712/14/17-Released ~ 90 miles offshore Mississippi (Gulf of Mexico)rescue, rehab, current-patient, imms-gulfport, united states, florida, dolphin, blackfish, melon-headed

Transfers

The information in the table below represents cetacean transfers out of this facility.  Transfers are listed by date and with the location where the animal moved to.  This entry only represents the most recent transfer date out of this particular location and will not note multiple moves in/out, however, the complete transfer history can be viewed by expanding the row (click the + sign).  For more information on how to read the table, check out the inventory guide.

NoteThis inventory may contain inaccuracies or be incomplete due to lack of public sources, misleading information or mistranslation.  If you have a correction or would like to submit information please contact us at contribute@cetabase.org or use our contact form!

Transfers are currently being compiled.

 

Park History

Park history is currently being researched and compiled.

References

The following references have been useful in compiling this inventory.  Copies of the original sources are linked where possible and may also be available by request.  Materials cited and posted on this website are done so for the education and enrichment of the general public.  See the materials and methods page for more information on data mining and sources.

AuthorDateSort-RefTitle & DetailsFilter (invisible)
NMFS(2009, May 13)20090513Marine Mammal Inventory Report, National Aquarium in Baltimoremmir-nimm, national-aquarium
NMFS(2013, Jul 09)20130709Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceansmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2014, Apr 07)20140407Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipedsmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2014, Dec 15)20141215Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipedsmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2015, Jun 08)20150608Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipedsmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2015, Aug 21)20150821Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipedsmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2016, Jan 06)20160106Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipedsmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2016, Jun 22)20160622Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipedsmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2016, Aug 09)20160809Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipedsmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2016, Sep 19)20160919Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipedsmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2017, Feb 15)20170215Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipeds (Google Sheets)mmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2017, Jul 20)20170720Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipeds (Google Sheets)mmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2017, Sep 29)20170929Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipeds (Google Sheets)mmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2017, Oct 24)20171024Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipeds (Google Sheet)mmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2017, Oct 30)20171030Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Bottlenose Dolphins (Google Sheets)mmir-nimm, complete-mmir
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