The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (“IMMS”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1984 for the purposes of public education, conservation, and research on marine mammals in the wild and under human care. Located in Gulfport, Mississippi, IMMS has been an active participant of the National Stranding Network since its inception. IMMS is the premier stranding organization in the Mississippi-Louisiana-Alabama region of the Gulf Coast with the capability and expertise to care for sick and injured marine mammals.
The new space will include Hippo, Rhino, and Flamingos with a combined water feature volume of ~250,000 gallons. HDPE underground piping is being used for longer lifespan of infrastructure assets.
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The new water feature includes a water shed effect which simulates a reflecting pool while using small amounts of water for asset management and filtration efficiencies. In addition, the fountain will have over 50 spray nozzles which may be utilized on a timed basis also supporting the environmental tenants of the project.