The Perry Institute for Marine Science is a not-for-profit organization committed to protecting our oceans through research that both inform the public and encourage action, ultimately improving the understanding and stewardship of our oceans.

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Our programs focus on improving our understanding of the issues facing our oceans, working with governments to develop management strategies and improve decision-making, and educating the next generation of marine scientists.

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Perry Institute for Marine Science supports a wide range of research that is helping protect our oceans, including:

Coral Research, Marine Protected Areas, Marine Species, and Climate Change

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Recent News and Announcements

World Oceans Day Captures Local Attention

World Oceans Day is June 8, a celebration and reminder of the ocean and the need to protect it and the life it carries. Almost 40 percent of the world's oceans have been impacted by pollution and over 100,000 marine creatures have lost their lives through plastic entanglement.

Celebrating World Oceans Day: documentary highlights the importance of and threats to corals

Coral’s sustainability is vital to the marine ecosystem as they provide food and shelter for other marine life, in addition to helping protect shorelines and preserve beaches.


Today, Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas finished a successful two day harvesting and out planting of corals to three coral reefs off New Providence that were destroyed last year by Hurricane Matthew. As part of Atlantis’ established commitment to the flourishing Bahamian ecology, this effort continues to expand the sustainability of one of the nation’s natural resources, the ocean.

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Why celebrate World Oceans Day? A healthy world ocean is [...]

How did Hurricane Matthew impact Bahamian Coral Reefs?

The Perry Institute for Marine Science led surveys of several coral reefs receiving different levels of impact from Hurricane Matthew in several parts of The [...]

  • Image by Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas www.stuartcove.com

Nassau Grouper Season Closure

After decades of advocating by conservation organizations and scientists, the government of The Bahamas legislated a closed season for Nassau grouper in 2015, December 1 – February 28!

Our Oceans Are Under Siege

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