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Local Reach. Global Impact.

The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) conducts research throughout The Bahamas and other parts of the Caribbean in partnership with governments, international NGOs and local organizations. PIMS also conducts a wide range of conservation, education and citizen science programs to help protect our oceans.

Our History

John H. Perry Jr. founded the Perry Institute for Marine Science - one of the oldest leading research organizations in The Bahamas - more than 50 years ago, in 1970.

Since then, we've transformed from a a site-based research facility on Lee Stocking Island to a program-based non-profit that focuses on ocean research, conservation and restoration throughout The Bahamas and the Caribbean.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Hayley-Jo Carr

Training Director & Coordinator

Dr. Valeria Pizarro

Senior Scientist, Coral Reefs

Lily Haines, MSc

Communications Officer & Research Associate

Dr. Craig Dahlgren

Executive Director

Dr. Krista Danielle Sherman

Senior Scientist, Fishery Research and Conservation

Dr. Karlisa Callwood

Director, Community Conservation Education and Action Program

STAFF

Kemit-Amon Lewis

Special Projects Officer

Anwar Godet

Research Technician

Michael Sherratt

Research Associate

Maya Gomez

Research Assistant

Lashanti Jupp, MPhil

Program Assistan

Alex Frans

Coral Restoration Specialist

Will Greene

Research Associate

Natalia Hurtado, MSc

Research Associate, PIMS/Cape Eleuthera Institute

Casey Harris, MSc

Research Associate, PIMS/Cape Eleuthera Institute

SCIENTIFIC PARTNERS

Dr. Michelle T. Schärer

Dr. Michelle T. Schärer

Dr. Ross Cunning

Research Biologist, Shedd Aquarium

Olivia Patterson Maura

Deputy Director, Friends of the Environment

Candice Brittain

Director of Outreach & Partnerships - Cape Eleuthera Institute

Dr. Andrew Baker

Professor, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Dr. Judith Lang

Scientific Coordinator, AGRRA Project

Dr. Carly Kenkel

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Dr. Jeremy Ward

Professor, Middlebury College

Angela Rosenberg

President, ANGARI Foundation

Dr. Austin Gallagher

Founder & Lead Scientist, Beneath the Waves

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Dr. John Marr

Kent Carpenter

David Knight

Roger McManus

Dr. Craig Dahlgren

John Delaney

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The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) conducts research throughout The Bahamas and other parts of the Caribbean in partnership with governments, international NGOs and local organizations. PIMS also conducts a wide range of conservation, education and citizen science programs to help protect our oceans.

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