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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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Little Cayman Offers Hope for Coral Reefs

Little Cayman has successfully been championed to become a Mission Blue (Sylvia Earle Alliance) “Hope Spot” by the Central Caribbean…

CCMI Announces First Women in Ocean Science Award Scholar

The Women in Ocean Science Award (WIOSA) seeks to recognize outstanding early-career and mid-career scholars who are advancing the frontiers…

CCMI Extends Digital and Live Resources to Provide Engaging Activities During Lock Down

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has further developed its digital programming, including Reefs Go Live and the Reef Lecture…

Reefs Go Live – Free modules, open-access for everyone

Beginning on 27th March 2020 at 9:30am, CCMI will be releasing a weekly live education session each Friday as part…

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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