About Us




Thriving Seas, Empowered Communities.

For more than 50 years, the Perry Institute for Marine Science has spearheaded marine research throughout The Bahamas and the Caribbean, forging partnerships with governments, NGOs, schools, and forward-thinking businesses. Leading through science, our mission is to innovate solutions, create opportunities, and inspire action to protect and restore ocean life for people and the planet.

Our Staff

Executive Director

Operations & Partnerships Manager

Senior Scientist, Fishery Research and Conservation

Senior Scientist, Coral Reefs

Director, Community Conservation Education and Action

Communications Director 

Lead Coral Aquarist

Training Director & Coordinator

Manager, Community Conservation, Education & Action Program

Research Scientist, Coral Reefs

Marine Operations Manager

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

Abaco Program Manager

Coral Restoration Specialist

Coral Aquarist 

Coral Aquarist

Research Technician

Research Technician, CEI & PIMS

Researcher, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

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

Senior Science Officer at Bahamas National Trust

President, ANGARI Foundation

Executive Director, Perry Institute for Marine Science

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Vice President, Perry Institute for Marine Science

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

At PIMS, we’re renowned for our pioneering research and ecosystem restoration efforts, driven by our holistic approach to marine conservation. Our work garners attention from local and international news outlets. Stay updated with our latest headlines by following @perryinstituteformarinescience on social media or subscribing to our newsletter

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