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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 reef lecture stresses coral health

The year’s first lecture in the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s ‘healthy reefs’ campaign focussed on the importance of sustaining the reefs, as well as difference types of coral growth.

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.

The promise of repairing our reefs

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is responding to the letter sent to the Cayman Islands media on 22 Nov. by Polaris Applied Sciences, questioning the information in the presentation that was made by CCMI President Dr. Carrie Manfrino, at the Cayman Port Referendum launch on 21 Nov.

Port opponents kick off campaign with rally

A crowd of more than 200 people filled much of Celebration Park in downtown George Town Wednesday night as the Cayman Port Referendum group held its first rally in the runup to the 19 Dec. vote.

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.

Verdant Isle outlines coral relocation plan

Piece by piece, section by section, scientists for Verdant Isle claim they can relocate some of the coral reef impacted by the planned cruise...

Scientists urge caution over coral relocation

Coral relocation can help alleviate some impacts of dredging but moving an entire ecosystem is “impossible”, according to Cayman’s research centre, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute.
A view of Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman

Government: ‘No evidence’ port will impact beach

Government has issued a detailed rebuttal countering claims from the Central Caribbean Marine Institute that the planned cruise port development will impact Seven Mile Beach.

Scientists warn port project will impact Seven Mile Beach

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute has urged Cayman to “consider the long lasting impacts” of the cruise port development and warned it will affect Seven Mile Beach.

Voting begins for CCMI People’s Choice Awards

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is inviting members of the public to vote for its People’s Choice Awards.

‘Citizen scientists’ invited to survey Little Cayman coral

The story of Little Cayman’s coral population is one of survival. Much like reefs elsewhere, rising water temperatures, increasingly acidic oceans and other man-made factors have placed this ecosystem under immense stress.

CCMI invites marathon runners to help coral reefs

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is inviting runners and walkers in this year’s Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon to help save local coral reefs.

Brexit could impact environmental funding for Cayman

Grant funding for important environmental projects in the Cayman Islands and other British Overseas Territories may be impacted by Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Coral reef restoration research gets charitable boost

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute has received a US$68,000 donation from the AALL foundation to support its coral restoration field work.

CCMI seeks nominations for People’s Choice Award

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is now accepting nominations for its second annual People’s Choice Award, which recognises the efforts of members of the community in maintaining the health of the oceans and coral reefs.

Lecturer wants input on rebuilding local reefs

Researcher Claire Dell, of the Central Caribbean Marine Institute, will deliver the latest in the institute’s Reef Lecture series at 5:45pm Tuesday, 25 June, at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

Marine Institute focusses on healthy reefs

World Oceans Day is celebrated across the globe on 8 June each year and the Central Caribbean Marine Institute is bringing the festivities to Cayman again in 2019.

Public challenged to help local reefs

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is introducing the Healthy Reefs Challenge to involve community members in helping protect and preserve coral reefs.

Nature’s dangerous decline: 1 million species facing extinction

A new United Nations report highlighting the devastating impact of humans on the natural world should serve as an urgent ‘wake-up call’ to policymakers in the Cayman Islands and across the globe, according to a host of environmental officials, researchers and non-profits.

Cayman may be spot of hope in coral survival

Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley, a scientist with the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences who visited the Central Caribbean Marine Institute in Little Cayman for several days recently, said the islands’ reefs have fared better than some other places in the Caribbean and around the world when it comes to coral health.

Appleby selects beneficiaries at charity day

Appleby (Cayman) Ltd. announced seven organisations that were selected as beneficiaries at the firm’s 2019 Charity Day.

Deep water reefs may help in coral survival

A deep-water coral expert from Bermuda will present the next in a series of lectures sponsored by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute on Thursday, April 25, at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

Prince’s call to action on environment

Prince Charles has urged the Cayman Islands to help “lead the world” in the global fight against climate change and other environmental threats.

‘Reefs Go Live’ ready to go live soon

Year 5 and 6 students will get direct insight into what’s under the water off the shores of the Cayman Islands as a second year of “Reefs Go Live” is presented by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute.

CCMI: Cayman reefs in fair health

The Cayman Islands’ coral reefs are in fair condition according to a recent survey by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute. They actually earned a “fair-plus,” which is a middle-of-the-road rating on a scale that runs from very good to critical.

Study shows health of Cayman reefs declining

A new report conducted by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute indicates that overall coral health and coral size have significantly decreased in Grand Cayman waters over the last 20 years.

CML and Nova make Christmas donations to Cayman charities

Instead of giving Christmas gifts to clients, recruitment agencies CML and Nova this year decided to donate money to charity.

Governor tours Sister Islands

New governor Martyn Roper and his wife Elisabeth spent their first weekend in the Cayman Islands exploring Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.

Champions of the sea honored at gala

Cayman’s ocean warriors were out in force Saturday night at the annual Festival of Seas gala, hosted by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute.

Cousteau highlights fight to save corals

For Alexandra Cousteau there could never have been any other calling. The filmmaker, explorer and environmental activist has followed in the footsteps of her famous father and grandfather to emerge as an advocate for the world’s oceans.

Festival of Seas gala makes a splash for CCMI

With the beautiful backdrop of the Caribbean Sea and the elegant ambiance that defines Grand Old House as a true Cayman favorite, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) will be going all out for the Festival of Seas Awards and Gala on Saturday.

Alexandra Cousteau to speak at CCMI annual awards gala

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute announced that the keynote speaker at its annual Festival of Seas awards gala in November will be filmmaker Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

CCMI offers academic scholarships for teenagers interested in ocean science

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is investing in the future.
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Six nominated for environmental award

Six community heroes who have worked to protect and preserve the marine environment have been nominated for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s People’s Choice Award.

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