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Going, going, gone! All reefs could die in 20 years

  Devastation. That’s how marine experts here predict the future of coral.  A study carried out in the United States claims in just 20 years’ time, the overall health of reefs will be severely compromised.   Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say global warming is taking such a toll, coral …

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Dart Foundation funds urgent coral bleaching response

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) and the Dart Foundation have teamed up to address the effects of a recent global coral bleaching event on Little Cayman corals. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared the third ever global coral bleaching event in October 2015 when the event was …

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Little Cayman coral garden dedicated to scuba diving pioneer

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman “planted” a coral garden on Friday, 12 June in honor of the late scuba legend, Bob Soto. A team of divers and snorklers worked together to outplant 63 nursery-reared fragments of the critically endangered staghorn coral (Acroporacervicornis) onto the reef. The …

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Central Caribbean Marine Institute coral study published

Scientists from the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) and the University of Miami recently published an article in the scientific journal Endangered Species Research, describing the results of a study conducted in the Cayman Islands that focuses on optimizing the productivity of staghorn coral in artificial coral nurseries. Coral nurseries …

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