Tag: Central Caribbean Marine Institute

Time running out for reefs, says CCMI boss

Time running out for reefs, says CCMI boss

| 06/06/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Dr Carrie Manfrino, the research director at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute on Little Cayman, has called for action to reverse the critical decline of tropical coral reefs and wants the world to try harder to save them. The institution is hosting a symposium in London this week, which [...]

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Royals to make two-day stop in Cayman

Royals to make two-day stop in Cayman

| 01/03/2016 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The Earl and Countess of Wessex will visit the Cayman Islands on Sunday to attend a private event at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute on Little Cayman, where Prince Edward, the youngest of the Queen’s children, has been the patron since 2003. According to the official royal website, [...]

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Cool seas help LC corals recover from bleaching

Cool seas help LC corals recover from bleaching

| 15/02/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Corals on the reefs around Little Cayman appear to be bouncing back, according to scientists on the island, who were on high alert for a possible mass mortality of corals due to bleaching last summer. Although some 60% of the corals around the island were impacted by the high water temperatu [...]

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CIG warned of legal action over cruise port

CIG warned of legal action over cruise port

| 19/11/2015 | 118 Comments
(CNS): Ahead of a likely application for judicial review, a group calling themselves “Concerned Caymanians” has written to government through a lawyer seeking clarification on the point at which government agrees it has taken action to move forward with the cruise berthing facility. A similar c [...]

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Cruise line pushing for pier donates to reef project

Cruise line pushing for pier donates to reef project

| 13/11/2015 | 56 Comments
(CNS): Carnival Cruises, one of two cruise lines pressing the Cayman Islands government to develop cruise ship berthing in the George Town harbour, which will require significant destruction of coral reefs, has donated cash to Cayman-based reef conservation project. Carnival’s refusal to tender me [...]

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Temperature dip halts serious coral damage

Temperature dip halts serious coral damage

| 06/11/2015 | 14 Comments
(CNS) The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), which has been monitoring coral bleaching around Cayman since June, has found that a potential devastation to local coral reefs due to the rise in ocean temperatures this summer was averted by a drop in sea temperature at the end of last month. [...]

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