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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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Run or walk with CCMI’s Reef Relief Squad and help save coral reefs!

George Town, Cayman Islands; 20 August 2019 – Runners and walkers are invited join in the effort to save Cayman’s…

CCMI Restoration project goes from strength to strength with support from the AALL Foundation – but there isn’t time to relax

CCMI has recently been the recipient of a donation to its Coral Restoration Programme, by the AALL foundation, as the…

Competition for Elementary Groups to Win Marine Ecology Course Trip

CCMI is excited to announce a scholarship competition, supported by the Boda Trust, enabling two winning groups from government schools…

CCMI Now Accepting Nominations for People’s Choice Award

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is now accepting nominations for the second annual People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice…

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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