About Us




Local Reach. Global Impact.

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

Our Staff

Senior Scientist, Fishery Research and Conservation

Executive Director

Communications Director & Research Associate

Training Director & Coordinator

Operations & Partnerships Manager

Senior Scientist, Coral Reefs

Director, Community Conservation Education and Action

Education Coordinator

Coral Technician

Coral Technician

Coral Technician

Coral Technician

Coral Technician

Research Technician, Coral Reefs

Research Technician, Coral Reefs

Research Associate, Coral Reefs

Coral Restoration Specialist

Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Specialist

Research Associate, PIMS/Cape Eleuthera Institute

Dr. Michelle T. Schärer

Research Biologist, Shedd Aquarium

Deputy Director, Friends of the Environment

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

Scientific Coordinator, AGRRA Project

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Professor, Middlebury College

President, ANGARI Foundation

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

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 Caribbean.

In the Media

Renowned for conducting leading-edge research and ecosystem restoration with the big picture in mind, our robust and holistic approach to marine conservation is regularly featured in local and international news outlets. Follow @perryinstituteformarinescience on Facebook and Instagram to read our latest headlines!

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