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Tag: Central Caribbean Marine Institute

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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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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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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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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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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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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CCMI lecture looks at reef resilience

CCMI lecture looks at reef resilience

| 10/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life) UPDATED: As part of its annual reef lecture series, the Central Caribbean Marine (CCMI) is hosting a presentation on “Coral Reef Resilience and Refugia: Adaptation and Acclimatization in a Changing Environment”, set for 25 April at 5:45pm at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The lecture, by visiting researcher Dr Gretchen […]

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Applications open for environmentalist course

Applications open for environmentalist course

| 20/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is accepting applications for the six-month Young Environmentalist Leadership Course (YELC), now in its eighth year. The programme provides an opportunity for 10 local students to continue their educational pathway in the marine sciences as they complete diving training and attend courses at CCMI.

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CCMI begins healthy reef campaign

CCMI begins healthy reef campaign

| 18/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Following on from last year’s International Year of the Reef outreach efforts, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has launched its “Healthy Reefs” campaign. Throughout 2019, CCMI will work to “spread the love for healthy reefs” to a variety of audiences comprising watersports and dive operators, students, teachers, tourists and general members […]

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CCMI offers new virtual reef lessons

CCMI offers new virtual reef lessons

| 14/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is bringing back its Reefs Go Live programme, which originally launched last year, that provides a virtual underwater experience in real time. Marine scientists on “live dives” in Little Cayman will bring the ocean directly into the classroom.

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CCMI raffles gala tickets

CCMI raffles gala tickets

| 16/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is raffling two tickets to its Festival of Seas Awards and Gala fundraiser, set for 3 November. Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and globally recognised advocate on water issues, will deliver the keynote address at the event.

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CCMI internships for budding ocean scientists

CCMI internships for budding ocean scientists

| 18/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has recently secured a three-year grant to support young local students who are interested in the ocean sciences. The new Ocean Science Scholars programme, funded by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, includes two internship awards per year for students about to embark on […]

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Vote for People’s Choice in marine conservation

Vote for People’s Choice in marine conservation

| 31/08/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) will recognise exceptional contributors to local marine conservation efforts

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CCMI celebrates World Oceans Day

CCMI celebrates World Oceans Day

| 28/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has organised two events to mark World Oceans Day. Celebrated annually on 8 June, the local commemoration is planned for Saturday 9 June, in the hopes of enabling greater involvement. A March for the Ocean will start at 1pm at Royal Palms on Seven Mile Beach […]

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Students can win field trip to CCMI

Students can win field trip to CCMI

| 14/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Three classes from government primary schools will win a trip to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman to attend a residential marine ecology course in the fall of 2018. During the three-day, two-night field trip participants will live at CCMI and learn firsthand about the oceans.

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CCMI holds regional workshop on lionfish

CCMI holds regional workshop on lionfish

| 24/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Research Institute (CCMI) recently hosted a first-of-its-kind workshop and webinar dedicated to sharing information across the region on how to manage the threat posed by the invasive lionfish. The session, “Bridging the Gap to Improve Lionfish Management”, aimed to move the issue from a local level to one that […]

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CCMI to recognise champions of the ocean

CCMI to recognise champions of the ocean

| 06/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has launched its Ocean Awards, with nominations open in a range of categories aiming to recognise both individuals and companies committed to improving the health of the marine environment. The awards, part of the nonprofit organisation’s 20th anniversary celebrations this year, are being introduced as the […]

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