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CENTRAL CARIBBEAN MARINE INSTITUTE

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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Celebrate World Ocean Day with CCMI!

Join CCMI as one of our virtual dive buddies for a special World Ocean Day 2022 Reefs Go Live broadcast:…

Upcoming Reef Lecture: Reef Lecture: Contributions of thermoregulation to immune protection in fish

CCMI announces the next Reef Lecture event for the 2022 Healthy Reefs for the Future campaign. This Reef Lecture will…

CCMI chosen as beneficiary in the Island Heritage CharityDrive 2022

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Island Heritage’s CharityDrive Finalists Announced Grand Cayman, 28 April 2022- Island Heritage Insurance Company, Ltd….

CCMI Expands Coral Restoration Strategy in Response to Unprecedented Pressure on Coral Reefs

In February 2022, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), based in the Cayman Islands, was awarded a RESEMBID grant for…

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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