Counting Down the Days

It’s all systems go here on our little island as the CCMI staff get ready for the arrival of our Rutgers Interns in just 7 days time- not that we’re counting or anything! We love nothing more than being able to pass on our passion for ocean life to others and inspire the inner scientist within…

My Moment With the Universe

Howdy howdy friends! My name is Matt Howarth and I will be going into my senior year this fall at Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, NJ. I am studying marine biology and have completed my minor in environmental policy. The date is Monday, the 12th of June–everybody’s favorite day of the week–coming to you from…

A Bittersweet Farewell

Hey y’all, I’m Kayasha Freeman, a rising junior at Rutgers University- New Brunswick majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Africana Studies. Sadly, today, June 14th, was our last day. Tomorrow everyone will be parting ways and saying our goodbyes after a long yet also way too quick 3 weeks. We started the day with…

Underwater Rave

Howdy! I’m Neel. I am a student at Rutgers University New Brunswick and am a rising senior in the physics program there. This party was like no other I have been too and it was not because it was underwater. Today is June 11 and today was a day I will never forget! It started…

Home Is Where The Ocean Is

Hey friends! My name is Kiran Sinha and I am a rising senior at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. I am currently majoring in both marine science and environmental studies with a focus in marine conservation. The day is June 9th and I am writing to you from the Central Caribbean Marine Institute in…

Snorkeling and Sharks

Hi everyone, my name is Lucy Lewis, and I’m a rising sophomore at Davidson College. I grew up on the coast in Savannah, Georgia and have always loved the water and all kinds of living things. Today is June 8th, and it was great to get back in the water for an urchin survey after…

LION FISH ARE FOOD NOT FRIENDS

Hello everyone! My name is CJ Eni and I am currently a rising junior at Gettysburg College. I am a management major as well as an environmental science major with a concentration on marine and freshwater ecology. Today is June 7th which means we only have one week left! Today we spent a lot of time…

It’s a full time job!

Hello world, this is Lindsey Wright coming to you from CCMI reef research center. I am a fourth year Marine Biology and Journalism major, with a minor in Scientific Diving at Humboldt State University in California. I am going to tell you a story of our day on June 5th, 2017.   Today is our…

Work or Play……. Definitely both!

Hello everyone! My name is Sandra and I just finished my Junior year at Rutgers State University in New Jersey. My major is marine sciences specifically marine biology- biological oceanography. I also completed three years of college education in Portugal, majoring in marine science. Today is Tuesday, June 6th and it is another beautiful day…

The Cavs Lost…

Hello WordPress – my name is Leah. I graduated from McGill University in June of 2016 with a bachelors degree in psychology and a bachelors degree in classical history with a minor in neuroscience. Despite being one of the only non-marine science interns on locations, I haven’t felt too behind. I’ve been an avid diver…

All Aboard!

Hey guys! My name is Monique S Calderon, or just Momo and I just graduated from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.I majored in Marine Science, specifically Marine Biology/Biological Oceanography. Before going to Rutgers I attended Miami Dade College in Florida, but I was born and raised in the Helen of the West, St. Lucia, West Indies. Today…

Our First Few Dives in the Big Beautiful Blue

Hi everyone, My name is Kabir Aland Parker and I am a sophomore Marine Science/Microbiology & Immunology major at the University of Miami. I was born in Greenwich, Connecticut but have spent most my life in New Delhi, India. I am an American but an international student and studied at an International school in New Delhi…