THE LITTLE CAYMAN RESEARCH CENTRE
The Little Cayman Research Centre (LCRC) is the Central Caribbean Marine Institute's field station on Little Cayman. At the groundbreaking for the center, HRH the Earl of Wessex, and CCMI Royal Patron dedicated the site "to sustain biodiversity so that the children of the world may forever discover the treasures of the sea."
The LCRC has served as the heart and home base of our research and education programs for a decade, providing the labratories, classroom, accomodations, vehicles, boats and oceanographic instrumentation for scientists to conduct this vital research. We are surrounded by crystal clear water, marvelous marine wildlife, and several marine protected areas including Bloody Bay Marine Park. Scientists and students at the LCRC have beachfront access to this spectacular marine learning environment.
The Cayman Islands is located in the central Caribbean Sea, about 150 miles south of Cuba. It comprises three small, low-lying limestone islands named Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Little Cayman is the smallest and least populated of the three islands, about 10 miles long and 1 mile wide.
INFO FOR VISITING RESEARCHERS
Is your lab interested in conducting research at the Little Cayman Research Centre? Find out more information here.