Ocean Expo looks unlikely for D’Iberville

Courtesy: www.imms.org
Courtesy: www.imms.org

D’IBERVILLE, Miss. (AP) – It’s been 2½ years since ground was broken for Ocean Expo along Interstate 10 in D’Iberville but the aquarium is no closer to being built there.

Moby Solangi, president of Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, told the city in January he was having an acoustic study done to determine if the proximity to the roads under construction along the site would hurt the dolphins. Solangi said he would let the city know by February if the property was still suitable for the aquarium.

Solangi tells The Sun Herald the study of noise levels has taken longer than expected as they waited for the exact placement of the new roads. He now expects the study will be complete within a month.

City officials say they have not heard from Solangi.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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