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How are beaches kept clear of Sargassum?

How are beaches kept clear of Sargassum?

| 24/06/2019 | 0 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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Cullers needed for next lionfish tournament

Cullers needed for next lionfish tournament

| 22/05/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) will be holding another tournament aimed at reducing the numbers of this invasive species, amidst organisers’ concerns that the population may be increasing. The tournament is set for Saturday and Sunday, 8-9 June, at the George Town Yacht Club. While CULL aims to make the events […]

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Conch/whelk seasons close on 1 May

Conch/whelk seasons close on 1 May

| 30/04/2019 | 1 Comment

The Cayman Islands annual conch and whelk seasons close on Wednesday, 1st May 2019. Anyone possessing, attempting to sell or attempting to buy locally-caught conch or whelks during the closed seasons, which last from 1 May through to 31 October each year, will face prosecution under the National Conservation Law (NCL). The open seasons for […]

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Up close with: Croy McCoy

Up close with: Croy McCoy

| 17/04/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Croy McCoy (51) is truly a man of the sea. Born on Cayman Brac, with summers spent at his father’s dive business, Sam McCoy’s Diving and Fishing Lodge, on Little Cayman (where he eventually moved to work in 1984) he learned to scuba dive at 9 years old. Since then he has […]

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