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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.

NEWS

Programme Announcement: Women In Ocean Science

CCMI Launches: The WOMEN IN OCEAN SCIENCE AWARD Recognizing and supporting individuals who are making outstanding contributions that will have…

Congratulations to the 2019 Festival of Seas People’s Choice Award Winners!

18 November 2019 The Cayman Islands has many individuals who are passionate about protecting and preserving our marine environment, and…

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….

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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