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CCMI weighs in on port development project

By: Rory McDonough The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) warns government must find a better solution to protecting the coral reefs in the area for the planned cruise berthing facility. CCMI made its stance known when it released a statement regarding the controversial George Town pier development project. The statement …

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CCMI partnership to aid endangered coral species

A partnership has been formed between the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) and the international non-profit organization, Earthwatch Institute, to implement a new citizen science programme helping endangered coral species in Little Cayman. The Earthwatch Institute is one of the largest global underwriters of scientific field research. Their mission is …

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CCMI opens scholarship applications for leadership course

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute wants to give ten students the opportunity to dive in to Cayman’s watersports and tourism industry by offering the Young Environmental Leadership Course (YELC). The programme is offered to students from government high schools in year 11, aged 15-18, who will be enrolling with the …

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College students pay educational visit to Little Cayman

Fourteen students of Kean University in New Jersey and a visiting professor attended the 5th annual Sister Islands Agricultural Fair on Little Cayman this weekend. The event marked the end of their visit to Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI’s) Little Cayman Research Centre where the students completed their “Coral reefs …

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Central Caribbean Marine Institute receives Disney conservation grant

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has been awarded a US $23,400 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF). The conservation grant recognises CCMI’s efforts to enhance recovery of the threatened staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis). “This grant from Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund is enabling CCMI to describe and map …

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation supports CCMI’s research

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) a $70,000 (USD) grant with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines funds for ‘Enhancing Capacity for Coral Reef Resilience Management in the Cayman Islands’.  The project seeks to determine the distribution of Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) …

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