The Perry Institute for Marine Science
The Perry Institute for Marine Science is dedicated to improving and enhancing understanding of the wider Caribbean region's marine environment. Based in Florida since 1970, our mission is conducting and supporting innovative research and education that advance stewardship of our oceans and coastal ecosystems.
PIMS operates advanced research and diving facilities on Lee Stocking Island, The Bahamas. Located in the Exuma Cays, Lee Stocking Island was selected as a long term research site and field station because of its proximity to the U.S. and wide range of marine habitats with minimal human impacts.
The laboratory is one of the largest and most productive science field stations in the entire region. The field station is highly prized by the most serious and rigorous research institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Bridging the gap between research and education, PIMS strives to improve global understanding of the importance of scientific issues related to marine ecosystems and resources of the wider Caribbean region.
- A StarDot NetCam Mega Pixel sending a 640x480 image about every 15-20 seconds. This camera will replace the current underwater camera and will have a wider angle lens, providing a more panoramic picture.
- A Sony CCD color cam with an auto iris, sending a 320x240 image every 15 seconds.
- A Sony CCD color cam with an auto iris, sending a 320x240 image every 15 seconds. This camera will be located on another reef and also has a wider angle lens than the other Sony camera.
- A StarDot NetCam sending a 320x240 image about every 30 seconds. This camera will be located above water and facing the dock. It will also have a temperature and humidity gauge connected to it which will display an overlay showing the info on the image. It will have no light source for night images so we will turn it off at night. This image should be very good quality and with great color and contrast.