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CCMI’s vision is a world with vibrant oceans and healthy coral reefs.

We will make this vision a reality by undertaking cutting edge, impactful research and transforming this research into conservation and education initiatives which will serve to bridge the gap between knowledge and action.

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Grand Cayman Reef Lecture Series – Impacts of the 2023 marine heatwave on corals in Little Cayman

Join CCMI for this important Grand Cayman Reef Lecture as part of June World Ocean Day events. “Impacts of the…

Reef Lecture: Last year’s extreme ocean temperatures and what it means for coral reefs

CCMI’s Grand Cayman Reef Lecture Series returns for 2024. Please join us at this upcoming event: Last year’s extreme ocean…

After a tough year for coral reefs, Reefs Go Live returns for a new season

Little Cayman, Cayman Islands; 4th March 2024: Six years ago, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) launched Reefs Go Live,…

CCMI scientific publication reveals the negative impact of sound on fish in Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; 31st January 2024 – The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), supported with funding by Walkers and…

KNOW YOUR REEF

Coral reefs are vital for a healthy planet, know your reef and help protect our oceans…

22%

of Little Cayman reefs were covered in stony corals in 2016

25%

of all marine species live on a coral reefs

50%

of the world’s population live within 200 kilometers of the shore

65%

of extinctions on islands are caused by invasive species

100%

of the plastic ever manufactured still exists

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