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A greater rhea (Rhea americana) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A greater rhea (Rhea americana) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A greater rhea (Rhea americana) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-breasted cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-breasted cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A pair of white-breasted cormorants (Phalacrocorax lucidus) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-breasted cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A white-breasted cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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An endangered female Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo. This animal is named Ixchel.

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An endangered female Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo. This animal is named Ixchel.

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An endangered female Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo. This animal is named Ixchel.

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An endangered male Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. This animal is named Tybalt.

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An endangered male Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. This animal is named Tybalt.

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A 126-day-old yellowtail jack (Seriola dorsalis) cultured by Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and photographed at SeaWorld San Diego.

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A 126-day-old yellowtail jack (Seriola dorsalis) cultured by Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and photographed at SeaWorld San Diego.

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A 126-day-old yellowtail jack (Seriola dorsalis) cultured by Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and photographed at SeaWorld San Diego.

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A 126-day-old yellowtail jack (Seriola dorsalis) cultured by Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and photographed at SeaWorld San Diego.

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A gulf shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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Behinds the scenes Photo Ark shoot of a pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) in Gulfport, MS.

This animal was found washed up on Cat Island, MS, and they rescued it. Its age is 3-4 years old. It’s very rare to find one washed up alive.

It had broken ribs from being washed up.
Reason for stranding was either that it lost its mother or was separated from its group.

This animal had to be held in the water by staff 24/7 for the first two or three days after they brought it to IMMS.
It had infections, was dehydrated, malnourished and had lost its equilibrium.

It is now gaining strength and they hope to release it back into Gulf of Mexico before the turn of the year.

Very little is known about this deepwater species. IMMS saved another one like it a few years ago, and thanks to a satellite tag on the animal once it was released, they learned a lot about where they go, how deep they dive, etc.

The IMMS is a one of kind place designed rescue and rehab marine mammals and turtles.

The goal is to rescue, rehab and release back to the wild.

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Behinds the scenes Photo Ark shoot of a pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) in Gulfport, MS.

This animal was found washed up on Cat Island, MS, and they rescued it. Its age is 3-4 years old. It’s very rare to find one washed up alive.

It had broken ribs from being washed up.
Reason for stranding was either that it lost its mother or was separated from its group.

This animal had to be held in the water by staff 24/7 for the first two or three days after they brought it to IMMS.
It had infections, was dehydrated, malnourished and had lost its equilibrium.

It is now gaining strength and they hope to release it back into Gulf of Mexico before the turn of the year.

Very little is known about this deepwater species. IMMS saved another one like it a few years ago, and thanks to a satellite tag on the animal once it was released, they learned a lot about where they go, how deep they dive, etc.

The IMMS is a one of kind place designed rescue and rehab marine mammals and turtles.

The goal is to rescue, rehab and release back to the wild.

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Behinds the scenes Photo Ark shoot of a pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) in Gulfport, MS.

This animal was found washed up on Cat Island, MS, and they rescued it. Its age is 3-4 years old. It’s very rare to find one washed up alive.

It had broken ribs from being washed up.
Reason for stranding was either that it lost its mother or was separated from its group.

This animal had to be held in the water by staff 24/7 for the first two or three days after they brought it to IMMS.
It had infections, was dehydrated, malnourished and had lost its equilibrium.

It is now gaining strength and they hope to release it back into Gulf of Mexico before the turn of the year.

Very little is known about this deepwater species. IMMS saved another one like it a few years ago, and thanks to a satellite tag on the animal once it was released, they learned a lot about where they go, how deep they dive, etc.

The IMMS is a one of kind place designed rescue and rehab marine mammals and turtles.

The goal is to rescue, rehab and release back to the wild.

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A gulf shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A gulf shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A bluntnose jack (Hemicaranx amblyrhynchus) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A bluntnose jack (Hemicaranx amblyrhynchus) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A bleeding heart tetra (Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A bleeding heart tetra (Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A black skirt tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A black skirt tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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An electric yellow cichlid (Labidochromis caeruleus) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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An electric yellow cichlid (Labidochromis caeruleus) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A flavescent peacock cichlid (Aulonocara stuartgranti) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A flavescent peacock cichlid (Aulonocara stuartgranti) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A green terror (Andinoacara rivulatus) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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