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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 Installs Large Scale Coral Dome Experiment

In 2018, CCMI researchers installed a pilot project to assess whether attaching nursery-reared corals to 3D dome structures, that elevate…

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Detected in Grand Cayman

Coral reefs are declining at an unprecedented rate due to bleaching, ocean acidification, and disease, which together pose a significant…

Quiet Ocean Surveys Begin

Now that COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in Grand Cayman to allow scuba diving, CCMI researchers have been conducting coral…

Research Director Awarded NSF Grant

CCMI’s Director of Research, Dr Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley has been awarded a grant from the United States National Science Foundation for…

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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