October 23, 2019

Cayman: Scientific evidence refutes CCMI claims regarding impact to SMB

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George Town, Grand Cayman: The assertions made by CCMI in its press release dated 12th September 2019, which urges stakeholders to take stock of the potential impacts of Cayman’s new cruise berthing and cargo facilities project are at odds with all the available scientific evidence. The Cayman Islands Government has produced a detailed technical paper […]

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

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George Town, Cayman Islands; 20 August 2019 – Runners and walkers are invited join in the effort to save Cayman’s coral reefs by signing up to be part of the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) ‘Reef Relief Squad’ at the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon. It takes dedication and training to complete a race, and participants can […]

CCMI’s next Reef Lecture: 25th June 2019

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The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is hosting the next event in the 2019 Reef Lecture series on Tuesday, 25th June at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The topic for the evening will be ‘Important Fish on the Reef: What do you Think?’, presented by Dr. Claire Dell. For the past two years, Dr. […]

CCMI launches the Healthy Reefs Challenge

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June, with registered participants completing specific activities each month that are identified as helping protect and preserve coral reefs. The time is now to take positive action for coral reefs, and the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is issuing a special Healthy Reefs Challenge to get members of the community involved! This five-month challenge begins […]

Cayman Islands: CCMI launches ‘Healthy Reefs’ campaign with first reef lecture of 2019

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The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) continues momentum from last year’s successful International Year of the Reef outreach efforts with their new ‘Healthy Reefs’ campaign for 2019. Throughout 2019, CCMI will work with a variety of audiences to spread the love for healthy reefs, including watersports and dive operators, students, teachers, tourists and general members […]

Central Caribbean Marine Institute celebrates its 20th birthday

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By Sam Helmy From Deeper Blue Located on Little Cayman, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute is celebrating its 20th birthday. The organization is a luminary in education, conservation, and marine research, and dedicates a lot of its efforts to increase our understanding of coral reefs. The Institute has seen its success grow, especially at its local field […]

CCMI coral nurseries flourish with support from Consolidated Water and the Disney Conservation Fund

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Coral nurseries are often compared to underwater gardens. Like gardens, they require resources and constant, year-round attention to details, maintenance and observation to ensure they are healthy and productive. The Disney Conservation Fund and Consolidated Water have provided integral support making all of that time and cost-intensive work possible, which, in turn, supports the important […]

Cayman Islands: CCMI offers internships for teenage ocean scientists

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September 18, 2018 The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has recently secured a three-year grant to support young local students who are interested in the ocean sciences. The new Ocean Science Scholars programme, funded by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, includes two internship awards per year for students about to embark on […]

Cayman Islands: CCMI scientists study coral spawning

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CCMI researchers are monitoring the spawning of staghorn coral, which typically occurs 5 – 7 days after the full moon in July, August or September in one mass, broadcast style spawn. “We have been diving every night to try to record the spawning of our nursery-reared staghorn coral as we did last year, but this […]

CCMI hosts events to mark World Ocean Day

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The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) invites friends of all ages to join in two exciting events – a March for the Ocean and a Reefs Go Live broadcast at the Camana Bay Cinema, on Saturday, 9th June 2018. While World Oceans Day is on 8th June annually, hosting these events on the Saturday will […]