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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 RESEMBID project highlights importance of people in crisis planning

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has completed a year-long COVID-19 rapid response grant for €203,384 supported by RESEMBID, which…

Festival of Seas: Celebrating 25 Years of CCMI

This year, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) marks a special milestone: our 25th anniversary! Since we started operating in…

World Ocean Day 2023 Reefs Go Live: 25 Years of Coral Reef Research at CCMI

Join CCMI for this virtual dive from underwater on the coral reefs of Little Cayman, a roughly 10 square mile…

Application for UNESCO World Heritage Site: Little Cayman Marine Parks & Protected Areas

Application for UNESCO World Heritage Site: Little Cayman Marine Parks & Protected Areas Today, the United Kingdom announced that the…

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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