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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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Become a Coral Dome Champion this Giving Tuesday!

Consider supporting CCMI’s coral dome restoration project this Giving Tuesday. Beginning in 2018, CCMI has experimented with dome structures which…

The Impact of Covid-19 on CCMI – Current and Expected 

15th October 2020  Current Impacts of Covid-19  The shut down of international borders in March 2020, in the Cayman Islands due to the Coronavirus…

CCMI develops a dynamic board to support pressing environmental remit

As the rapid loss of global biodiversity accelerates and protecting the marine environment becomes increasingly more important, the board at…

CCMI on track to deliver more than 70 scholarships for local students

Despite the disruption of Covid-19, with the Cayman Islands remaining unavailable to international travellers, CCMI has continued delivering on its…

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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