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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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CCMI Coral Nurseries Flourish with Support from Consolidated Water and the Disney Conservation Fund

Coral nurseries are often compared to underwater gardens. Like gardens, they require resources and constant, year-round attention to details, maintenance…

New Position Posting: Reefs Go Live Technical Assistant

During 2018, CCMI’s education team developed a pilot project that transformed how we teach children about the ocean. The ‘Reefs…

Coral Restoration Talk: 11 December

CCMI’s final 2018 Reef Lecture on Grand Cayman will be held on Tuesday, 11 December at the Cracked Conch, beginning…

CCMI releases updated statement regarding the George Town dock

CCMI Statement- Corals under duress   In 2015, Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) Board made a statement about the proposed…

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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