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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….

Coral Restoration Updates: Autumn 2019

Outplanting In 2018, researchers installed a pilot project using 3D elevated dome structures. After 18 months, the corals affixed to…

CCMI Releases Report on Status & Trends of Cayman’s Reefs Over 20 Years

20 Year Report on the Status and Trends of the Coral Reefs in the Cayman Islands 1999 – 2018 Key…

CCMI Urges Close Look at Downstream and Long-Lasting Impacts to the Island by Proposed George Town Dock Whilst There is Still Time

The Cayman Islands and its gorgeous beaches have been built over tens of millions of years, by the stony limestone…

Run or walk with CCMI’s Reef Relief Squad and help save coral reefs!

George Town, Cayman Islands; 20 August 2019 – Runners and walkers are invited join in the effort to save Cayman’s…

CCMI Restoration project goes from strength to strength with support from the AALL Foundation – but there isn’t time to relax

CCMI has recently been the recipient of a donation to its Coral Restoration Programme, by the AALL foundation, as the…

Competition for Elementary Groups to Win Marine Ecology Course Trip

CCMI is excited to announce a scholarship competition, supported by the Boda Trust, enabling two winning groups from government schools…

CCMI Now Accepting Nominations for People’s Choice Award

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is now accepting nominations for the second annual People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice…

CCMI Reef Lecture to Discuss Important Fish on the Reef

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is hosting the next event in the 2019 Reef Lecture series on Tuesday, 25th…

World Oceans Day 2019 – Reefs Go Live at the Camana Bay Cinema

For the second year, CCMI held a special World Oceans Day Reefs Go Live broadcast at the Camana Bay Cinema….

Join CCMI in Taking the Healthy Reefs Challenge

CCMI encourages positive action as part of 2019 Healthy Reefs Campaign with the Healthy Reefs Challenge The time is now…

Apply for Earthwatch’s Teen Team

There are a limited number of spaces available for the Earthwatch Institute Teen Team week, “Helping Endangered Coral in the…

Rutgers Internship Recruitment Open

Recruitment is open for the Rugers/CCMI Coral Reef Internship in Tropical Ecology and Coral Reef Conservation taking place THIS summer…

Limited Spaces Still Available: Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp 2019

Our 2019 Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation – Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp (CMEC) still has a few spaces…

YELC 2019 Begins

The 2019 Young Environmentalist Leadership Course (YELC) has officially begun! This year CCMI is proud to be working alongside Go…

CCMI’s April Reef Lecture to Focus on Reef Resilience

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is pleased to welcome visiting researcher Dr Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley from the Bermuda Institute of…

CCMI Accepting Applications for the 2019 Young Environmentalist Leadership Course

Now entering its eighth year, the Young Environmentalist Leadership Course (YELC) run by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is…

CCMI Launches Healthy Reefs Campaign

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) continues momentum from last year’s successful International Year of the Reef outreach efforts with…

Reefs Go Live Returns for 2019!

When teaching about the ocean, it can be difficult for teachers to bring the topic to life from the dry…

CCMI Coral Nurseries Flourish with Support from Consolidated Water and the Disney Conservation Fund

  Coral nurseries are often compared to underwater gardens. Like gardens, they require resources and constant, year-round attention to details,…

New Position Posting: Reefs Go Live Technical Assistant

During 2018, CCMI’s education team developed a pilot project that transformed how we teach children about the ocean. The ‘Reefs…

Coral Restoration Talk: 11 December

CCMI’s final 2018 Reef Lecture on Grand Cayman will be held on Tuesday, 11 December at the Cracked Conch, beginning…

CCMI releases updated statement regarding the George Town dock

CCMI Statement- Corals under duress   In 2015, Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) Board made a statement about the proposed…

New Ocean Science Scholars

CCMI has received support from the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation to award scholarships to local students for…

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Alexandra Cousteau Announced as Keynote Speaker

CCMI is proud to announce that Alexandra Cousteau will be the keynote speaker at the Festival of Seas Awards and…

New CREWS Buoy Deployed

CCMI has installed a new, modern, state-of-the-art oceanographic buoy on the north side of Little Cayman, thanks to funding provided…

World Oceans Day on 9 June

We will celebrate World Oceans Day by participating in the international March for the Ocean. We will be marching in…

Reef Vegetarians Talk

On April 19, CCMI’s Dr. Claire Dell will speak to the vital role that key herbivorous fish species play on…

Bridging the Gap: Lionfish Workshop & Webinar

On April 19, CCMI’s Dr. Manfrino & Dr. Goodbody-Gringley of BIOS will co-host a workshop and webinar on “Strengthening regional…

Rutgers Coral Reef Internship & Reef Research Experience Deadlines Approaching

The deadline for the Rutgers University Coral Reef Internship has been extended until March 15. This course runs 15 July…

CCMI Welcomes New Station Manager

We are thrilled to welcome Sam Hope, our new field station manager. Sam will be taking over much of the…

April Reef Lecture Series

The second talk in CCMI’s Grand Cayman-based Reef Lecture Series as part of the International Year of the Reef, is…

Reef Lecture Series

As part of CCMI’s participation in the International Year of the Reef, we will be hosting a series of talks…

Reefs Go Live Launch

On Saturday, 27 January, CCMI officially launched Reefs Go Live, our innovative new education programme. With Reefs Go Live, our…

International Year of the Reef

As a member of the International Coral Reef Initiative, CCMI is celebrating the third International Year of the Reef (IYOR) in 2018….

Education and Citizen Science

2017 was a big year for our education programmes. Over 168 local schoolchildren participated in the Marine Ecology Course. We…

New CREWS Buoy

Through the support of the Dart Foundation, we have purchased a new Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) Buoy to…

Lionfish Tagging Reveals Interesting Results

Initial results from the first round of lionfish tagging have proved very interesting. Tagged fish exhibited strong site fidelity, however…

Advancements and Innovations in Coral Restoration

In 2017, our coral restoration work focused on improving coral reef biodiversity by focusing on better understanding the ecological and environmental…

Caring for our Coral Nurseries

Did you know that CCMI has two coral nurseries just outside of our research station? Here, researchers work to continually…

Herbivorous Fish Studies

Researchers have completed two phases of the Darwin Initiative-funded collaboration between CCMI, the Cayman Islands Department of Environment, and the…

Our Ocean, Our World

This was the theme for the United Nations Ocean Conference in NYC this June. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal…

Festival of Seas

This year, CCMI will be hosting our Festival of Seas at Kaibo. The theme for this year is a “Beach Ball’…

Lionfish Tagging Round 1 is Nearly Complete

This groundbreaking research will improve our understanding of population dynamics and behaviour patterns of lionfish, which can be applied to…

Great Heights for a Great Cause

Did you know that CCMI has two coral nurseries just outside of our research station? Here, researchers work to continually…

Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp

There are two sessions of the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp this summer, and every…

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