October 1, 2022

CCMI’s reef surveys indicate Little Cayman’s coral reef ecosystem is buffered by local protection yet coral populations are vulnerable

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George Town, Cayman Islands; 7 July 2022 – Globally, coral reefs face increased threats from climate change and human development, including widespread prevalence of diseases such as Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease in the Caribbean. While Little Cayman’s reefs are subject to the same global pressures that reefs elsewhere face, CCMI’s latest surveys indicate that […]

CCMI marks World Ocean Day

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CCMI MARKS WORLD OCEAN DAY 2022 WITH ANNUAL REEFS GO LIVE AT THE CAMANA BAY CINEMA  The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is celebrating World Ocean Day in 2022 with a special Reefs Go Live broadcast at the Camana Bay Cinema. We invite members of the public, tourists, school groups, and ocean enthusiasts to join […]

Cayman: Mark your calendar for these upcoming events with CCMI!

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From CCMI & Little Cayman Research Centre Join CCMI for these upcoming events! Spring is a busy time for CCMI, and we want to make sure you know all the latest opportunities we have available to our friends and supporters. We hope you can join us for one – or more of the following events! […]

Grand Cayman Reef Lecture

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RESEMBID grants press conference & Grand Cayman Reef Lecture REGISTER TO ATTEND CCMI invites you to join us on Thursday, 21st April5:30 pm: Press conference/media briefing to announce RESEMBID grants project launch5:45 pm: Reef Lecture – Climate change and the decline of the world’s coral reefs About the press conference:CCMI will officially launch two critical […]

Stand up for CORAL REEFS for WORLD OCEAN DAY with CCMI

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Take the Stand Up for Reefs pledge as part of global effort to make a positive impact this June George Town, Cayman Islands; 28 May 2021 – World Ocean Day is celebrated across the globe on 8 June each year, and the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is encouraging people to join in the effort […]

Little Cayman offers hope for coral reefs

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George Town, Cayman Islands; 6 June 2020 – Little Cayman has successfully been championed to become a Mission Blue (Sylvia Earle Alliance) “Hope Spot” by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) as part of their World Oceans Day celebrations. The Hope Spot initiative was launched in 2009, and it now includes some of the world’s […]

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 […]