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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 scientific publication reveals the negative impact of sound on fish in Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; 31st January 2024 – The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), supported with funding by Walkers and…

Applications now accepted for 2024 Young Environmentalist Leadership Course

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has opening up the application period for the Young Environmentalist Leadership Course (YELC) in…

CCMI RESEMBID project reveals the crucial role of diversity in coral restoration and climate change resilience

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) and project partner, Dr John Bruno, University of North Carolina, have completed a two-year…

CCMI Begins Research into Blue Carbon, Restoration, and the Fight Against Climate Change

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; 8th January 2024 – The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is excited to announce a new…

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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