Ocean research is what we do.
Today, our oceans are under siege. Human impact
has destroyed nearly a third of the world's coral
reefs. Pollution has damaged marine ecosystems
around the globe. And overfishing has pushed many
marine species toward extinction. This neglect has
not only put our oceans at risk, it has put us at
risk as well - shortening food supplies, threatening
fishermen and their industry, jeopardizing tourism,
exposing coastal communities to storm damage - and
that's only the beginning.
The Perry Institute for Marine Science is
dedicated to making a difference by protecting our
oceans. We do this through ocean research and education
that informs the public and encourages action. We
operate a tropical marine laboratory on Lee Stocking
Island in the Bahamas. Scientists, students and
educational groups visit our facility from around
the world to conduct ocean research in this remote,
pristine stretch of the Caribbean. In the areas on
and around our island, we study things like coral
reefs, fisheries, ecosystems and the biodiversity of
Why ocean research matters.
The future of our oceans depends on knowledge.
The ocean research we conduct and the information we
gather provides you - as well as government leaders,
decision makers, conservation groups and more - with
the information you need to understand how the
oceans work, why they're vital to our existence and,
ultimately, how they can be repaired and protected.
The ocean research we conduct in the Caribbean, and the
knowledge we provide, is relevant and valuable to
nearly every marine ecosystem in America - and the
world. Our ocean research helps increase awareness of
threatened species, restore fisheries, support
Marine Protected Areas, and more - from Florida's
sunny shores to the Great Lakes and the California
How you can help.
At the Perry Institute, we're conducting ocean research
and informing the world on the status and importance
of our oceans. And if we could run on the enthusiasm
of our scientists and the passion of our staff, we
would be overflowing with resources. However,
enthusiasm and passion can only take you so far -
and then we've got to rely on your generosity.
Please make a donation today. Every dollar will
make a difference in the protection of our coastal
environments and coral reefs, the awareness of
threatened fish and marine life, and, most
important, the long-term enjoyment of our oceans -
for you, your family and your friends.