Gimel Morley, MSc



Gimel Morley is an aquaculturist who has always loved the ocean from a young age and gained a passion for nature from her parents. Growing up island hopping in The Bahamas, she spent most of her summers exploring the waters of different islands with her family. She attended The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) in Andros Bahamas, graduating as the first Valedictorian with an Associate’s degree in Aquaculture. She received her BSc degree from Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina majoring in Biology and earned a Master’s degree in Aquaculture from Ningbo University in China focusing on nutrition.


She returned to The Bahamas to become a lecturer/aquaculture specialist at BAMSI where she received hands-on training in operating aquaponic/hydroponic/aquaculture systems, gained more experience with marine fieldwork, and a greater appreciation for the terrestrial and aquatic environment. While in Andros she was able to spend most of her free time in the marine environment and explored the splendor of the coral reefs scattered around the island. She has volunteered with organizations like Saving the Blue, conducting shark research in The Bahamas and Shedd Aquarium, carrying out conch surveys in the Bahamas.


Gimel now works at the Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) as the Lead Coral Aquarist at the newly established coral rescue facility located in New Providence. She is passionate about marine resource sustainability and believes that we need to work along with nature to encourage green agriculture/aquaculture systems. With her experience in aquaculture, she hopes that she can make a difference in The Bahamas by actively helping to restore the coral reef environment and protecting all the organisms that rely on it.



We create and manage coral restoration practices within organizations and businesses throughout The Bahamas and the Caribbean. Our goal is to help organizations and businesses see how coral restoration benefits the educational, recreational, economic and scientific agendas of the entire region.