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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 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…

CCMI adds to team of professionals at the Little Cayman Research Centre

With a new year and new opportunities on the horizon, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), Cayman’s coral reef research…

CCMI sees outstanding success in coral restoration methodology

Coral reefs are biologically diverse and require a range of species to maintain a critical balance needed for a ‘healthy…

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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