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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 Releases Details of Unique Quiet Oceans Study

Local fish populations can rebound quickly if given a break from ocean activity George Town, Cayman Islands; 30th March 2021…

Reefs Go Live 2021 Broadcast Schedule Announced

CCMI is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2021 season of Reefs Go Live episodes, which will include broadcasts…

CCMI 2021 Intentions

IMPACT STATEMENT  2020 highlighted two important factors, affecting both CCMI and the bigger global picture, which is at the heart…

CCMI has scholarships available for upcoming Caribbean Marine Ecology Camps

With Cayman’s borders still closed to regular travel, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is offering the popular Caribbean Marine…

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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