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Tackling The Bogue for CCMI

Did you know that the body of water between Sister Islands Little Cayman and Cayman Brac is known as ‘The Bogue’? It also happens to...

CCMI celebrates World Oceans Day

In an early celebration of World Oceans Day, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute gave landbound viewers an insight into Cayman's coral reefs and a chance to go on a virtual dive.

Manfrino turns from reef health to local education

For more than two decades, Carrie Manfrino has been the face and driving force behind the Central Caribbean Marine Institute and its Little Cayman Research Centre.

R3 Cayman Foundation grants shift focus to ‘Recovery’

In its latest set of financial awards, R3 Cayman Foundation has announced that grants totalling more than $190,000 are earmarked for several local non-profit...

CCMI opens lecture series to the public

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is making its lecture series and its Reefs Go Live programme available to the public.
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Places offered in young environmentalist course

For the ninth year, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute is offering its Young Environmentalist Leadership Course for students ages 15-19.

CCMI appoints director of research

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute has appointed Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley as its director of research.

CCMI launching healthy reefs campaign

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is launching a year-long ‘We Need Healthy Reefs’ campaign, beginning with a free lecture at the National Gallery in Grand Cayman on Tuesday, 21 Jan.

CCMI launches Women in Ocean Science programme

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute has launched a programme to recognise outstanding early- and mid-career scholars, who can advance the frontiers of marine science and become world-leading professionals.

CCMI: No evidence scientists can recreate a reef

Research labs, including our own at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute, have made great progress in improving the ‘fitness’ of corals so they are more resilient. While there has been enormous progress, the scientific knowledge needed to regrow a coral reef is still is in its infancy.

CCMI programme inspires students

The seven-year-old Young Environmentalist Leadership Course is designed to expose more Caymanian students to the possibilities of a career related to the marine environment, whether that’s working in the local dive industry, becoming a research scientist or something in between. 

Festival of Seas chooses nautical theme

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s annual Festival of Seas, a celebration of the extensive research and education work the organization undertakes, is set for Dec. 3 at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, boosted by the support of a local law firm and with the theme “Mermaids and Sailors.”

CCMI scientists share research with top ecologists

Central Caribbean Marine Institute researchers recently joined some 400 top marine ecologists at the 45th Benthic Ecology Meeting in Portland, Maine, to present their findings on Cayman’s marine ecosystems.

Coral restoration expert joins CCMI

A coral restoration expert has joined the Central Caribbean Marine Institute in Little Cayman to help the research organization as it works to protect coral reefs and discover ways to help restore those ecosystems.

Prince Edward urges Cayman’s youth to learn about reefs

During his visit to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute on Little Cayman earlier this month, Prince Edward highlighted the importance of teaching young Caymanians about reef conservation and research.

CCMI president in Sri Lanka to study sea levels

After nearly two decades of studying the Cayman Islands, Central Caribbean Marine Institute President Carrie Manfrino has traveled halfway around the world for her latest scientific study, focusing on rising sea levels in the Indian Ocean.

Royal visit for Little Cayman’s Central Caribbean Marine Institute

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, visited Little Cayman at the invitation of the Central Caribbean Marine Institute.

Children’s book gets Cayman spin in special CCMI edition

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s efforts to build knowledge of coral reef conservation and science among local children is getting an unique boost.

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