The Centre for Ocean Research and Education’s (CORE) mission, is to involve Bahamian students and communities in the data collection process of an applied scientific marine and environmental research initiative, that furthers our understanding of ecologically sensitive habitats, ultimately promoting the conservation of biodiversity through education. 

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We conduct Marine and Environmental Research in a variety of coastal and nearshore habitats, with an ultimate agenda to promote the conservation value of vulnerable ecosystems and the species supported by them. In addition, we are committed to providing free marine science education to students, schools and communities throughout the islands of The Bahamas. 


The Island of Eleuthera:

Eleuthera is a long thin strip of limestone and ancient coral reef that straddles the Great Bahama Bank to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The island boasts a great diversity of both marine and terrestrial ecosystems that have long attracted scientists to its pink shores, including: 

  • Pelagic and deep-sea environments 

  • Rocky shores 

  • Intertidal creeks 

  • Wetlands 

  • Anchialine ponds 

  • Mangroves

  • Coral Reefs

  • Seagrass meadows 

  • Soft sediment expanses 

  • White and Blackland Coppice 

  • Pine forests 

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You can download our research brochure below