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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 Accepting Applications for the 2019 Young Environmentalist Leadership Course

Now entering its eighth year, the Young Environmentalist Leadership Course (YELC) run by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is…

CCMI Launches Healthy Reefs Campaign

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) continues momentum from last year’s successful International Year of the Reef outreach efforts with…

Reefs Go Live Returns for 2019!

When teaching about the ocean, it can be difficult for teachers to bring the topic to life from the dry…

CCMI Coral Nurseries Flourish with Support from Consolidated Water and the Disney Conservation Fund

  Coral nurseries are often compared to underwater gardens. Like gardens, they require resources and constant, year-round attention to details,…

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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