Casey Harris

Research Associate
Perry Institute for Marine Science
Cape Eleuthera Institute

Biography Highlights

Casey Harris is a Coral Reef Research Associate at the Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) and Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI). She is based at CEI where she has joined The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub project, which aims to upscale coral reef restoration to include not only nursery-reared coral fragments but also coral microfragmentation, larval propagation, and scientific research. Harris is also actively involved with The Island School where she teaches students about coral reef ecology and participates in its outreach programs.

Casey Harris grew up in North Carolina and graduated in May 2019 from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) with an MSc in Marine Biology and Ecology. She completed her thesis research with the Gates Coral Lab at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, where she investigated the effects of parental bleaching history on the success of coral larvae exposed to thermal stress. Harris is passionate about marine conservation and is a scientific diver (AAUS) and PADI Rescue Diver. She is excited to be working with various collaborators on the “Reversing the Decline of Bahamian Coral Reefs” project. The project aims to help restore coral reefs and recover threatened reef species.

For more information about The Bahamas Coral Innovation Hub, contact her at


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