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DoE recycles over 300lbs of fishing line

DoE recycles over 300lbs of fishing line

| 10/09/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Since the Department of Environment (DoE) installed fishing line recycling bins around the Cayman Islands at dive shops, docks and boat ramps, the team has collected more than 300lbs, saving many miles of the nylon twine from hurting the local marine life. The line is then shipped overseas for recycling with help […]

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Marathon entrants can help save the reefs

Marathon entrants can help save the reefs

| 20/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): 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. This is the first year CCMI will participate as an official charity affiliate for the race, […]

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Students ready to take green action in Cayman

Students ready to take green action in Cayman

| 01/08/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two students from the Cayman Islands recently took part in an Ocean Heroes Boot Camp in Vancouver, Canada, where they met with international green leaders and received advice on how to develop and deliver their campaign to preserve and protect Cayman’s environment. Representatives from groups including the Captain Planet Foundation, Lonely Whale […]

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Brewery donates to Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Brewery donates to Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

| 30/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The simple act of drinking a beer has led to a donation of more than $22,000 to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) to support its shark-tagging research as part of efforts to save and conserve the world’s oceans. For every one of a designated beer purchased at the Cayman Islands Brewery, […]

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Can I feed cheese to fish in Cayman’s waters?

Can I feed cheese to fish in Cayman’s waters?

| 30/07/2019 | 7 Comments

Is it OK to spray canned cheese into the water to attract fish when snorkelling? I’ll be coming to visit the Cayman Islands soon and I’ve heard that the fish really love that stuff but not sure that is a good idea. Auntie’s answer: Well, from a purely common-sense standpoint, it is hard for me […]

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Nominations open to honour local dive pioneers

Nominations open to honour local dive pioneers

| 29/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Nominations are now open for local honourees to be named to the 2019 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) to recognise those who have contributed significantly to scuba and watersports in the Cayman Islands through development, promotion, positive environmental impact or education. The Ministry and Department of Tourism are calling for […]

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Cayman’s women divers break their world record

Cayman’s women divers break their world record

| 23/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Women divers in Cayman blew out of the water their own world record of 86 participants set last year, when 107 formed an underwater chain in the sea by Lighthouse Point in West Bay. The event, held to mark PADI Women’s Dive Day Saturday, 20 July, also provided an opportunity to fundraise […]

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Is flesh-eating disease a concern here?

Is flesh-eating disease a concern here?

| 23/07/2019 | 22 Comments

We are hearing numerous reports of people getting infected by the bacteria causing necrotising fasciitis (known as the flesh-eating disease) in the warm coastal waters of the US. Grateful if you could tell us what the DoE, DEH and government health officials are doing to regularly check the bacteria counts in our much-used coastal waters. […]

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Donation supports CCMI’s coral restoration efforts

Donation supports CCMI’s coral restoration efforts

| 22/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has recently received a US$68,000 donation from the Aall Foundation towards its Coral Restoration Programme. With increasing water temperatures threatening coral reef health, CCMI said in a press release that its team knows “they must progress their restoration efforts at pace, to be able to contribute […]

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NiCE workers tackle sargassum on beaches

NiCE workers tackle sargassum on beaches

| 14/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Dedicated crews of National Community Enhancement (NiCE) summer project workers heaped wheelbarrows full of sargassum in coastal areas last week, shifting loads of the seaweed which is plaguing Cayman’s beaches. The 486 men and women taking part in this year’s project are focusing on the sargassum that is having a detrimental effect […]

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Primary students can win field trip to CCMI

Primary students can win field trip to CCMI

| 02/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is holding a scholarship competition which will enable two winning groups from government primary schools to attend the marine ecology course at the Little Cayman Research Centre, with all expenses paid. Since 2009, more than 800 primary school students across the Cayman Islands have participated in […]

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How are beaches kept clear of Sargassum?

How are beaches kept clear of Sargassum?

| 24/06/2019 | 7 Comments

We love the Cayman Islands and people and we visit almost every year to enjoy our hard-earned and long-awaited vacations. Later this year we have reservations for accommodations on the East End of Grand Cayman and also on the Sister Islands. We understand that the heavy influx of Sargassum seaweed this year is a problem […]

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CCMI lecturer on reef health seeks audience feedback

CCMI lecturer on reef health seeks audience feedback

| 17/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) will be hosting the next event in the 2019 Reef Lecture series, a discussion on “Important Fish on the Reef: What do you Think?” presented by Dr Claire Dell, on Tuesday, 25 June at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. For the past two years, […]

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Turtle release on Governor’s Beach this Saturday

Turtle release on Governor’s Beach this Saturday

| 13/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Turtle Centre is organising a special release tomorrow, Saturday 15 June, on Governor’s Beach to mark World Sea Turtle Day, which falls on Sunday, 16 June. Officials said the nesting season is “off to a good start” as more than 12,000 eggs have been collected at the centre.

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Community challenged to help the reefs

Community challenged to help the reefs

| 05/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is issuing a Healthy Reefs Challenge to get members of the community to complete specific activities each month to help protect and preserve coral reefs. The five-month challenge begins Monday, 17June, with both individuals and companies/organisations urged to register to participate.

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Donation to boost shark gene research

Donation to boost shark gene research

| 03/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) has received a US$300,000 donation to support shark genomic work at Nova Southeastern University through the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI). The institute recently announced that it had decoded the entire white shark genome, which could have major implications for human health.

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CCMI celebrates reefs for World Oceans Day

CCMI celebrates reefs for World Oceans Day

| 28/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has organised a local celebration of World Oceans Day with Healthy Reefs activities taking place Saturday, 8 June at the Camana Bay Cinema. CCMI aims to highlight how people can contribute to keeping the coral reefs healthy by asking participants to share their plans to protect […]

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Space still available for CCMI camp

Space still available for CCMI camp

| 22/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Registration is still open for this summer’s Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp (CMEC) at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), with a few spaces remaining for any young person interested in the weeklong experience on Little Cayman. Students aged 14-18 are eligible to take part in the camp, which is running from 5-11 […]

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