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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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Special Reveal to take place at Festival of Seas: Coral Carnival

CCMI and Swanky International team up to create an ocean-inspired costume for CayMAS 2020 that will benefit coral reefs George…

Reef Insights Via Fin Clip Analysis

CCMI researchers completed observational studies tracking herbivore movement and spatial extent of their impact on the reef during the summer….

Coral Restoration Updates: Autumn 2019

Outplanting In 2018, researchers installed a pilot project using 3D elevated dome structures. After 18 months, the corals affixed to…

CCMI Releases Report on Status & Trends of Cayman’s Reefs Over 20 Years

20 Year Report on the Status and Trends of the Coral Reefs in the Cayman Islands 1999 – 2018 Key…

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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