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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 Leads New 5-Year Collaboration on Deep Sea Mount Exploration of 12-Mile Bank and Pickle Bank

Little Cayman, Cayman Islands; 27 July 2022 – CCMI has received a £490k grant from the UKs Darwin Plus Initiative,…

CCMI Welcomes WIOSA Scholars and Interns to the LCRC

After Covid-19 delayed the starting date, this innovative CCMI programme now begins in earnest After launching the Women in Ocean…

Healthy Reef Report Card 2021 Results

CCMI’s reef surveys indicate Little Cayman’s coral reef ecosystem is buffered by local protection yet coral populations are vulnerable George…

Festival of Trees to take place Friday, 18 November 2022

CCMI is pleased to announce their annual fundraiser will take place on Friday, 18th November at Grand Old House. Dubbed…

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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