Catalina Island Marine Institute

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The Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) is a non-profit educational program run by Guided Discoveries on Santa Catalina Island, California.

It is the host to approximately 15,000 students a year, who visit it in school-organized trips and summer camps.[1][2] Students at CIMI learn marine biology through activities such snorkeling, hiking, marine science labs, kayaking and squid dissections.[3]

CIMI operates out of three facilities on Catalina Island: Toyon Bay (a private beach three miles northwest of Avalon), Fox Landing, and Cherry Cove.[4] In addition to this, they also own and operate a 156-foot tall ship, the Tole Mour, that resides at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach and sails throughout the Channel Islands.[citation needed]

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