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Welcome to WAMAS.

The Washington D.C. Area Marine Aquarist Society, Inc. (WAMAS) is a non profit educational society dedicated to the husbandry of marine life in a captive environment. Through exchanging information with one another, we share our collective knowledge on the care and propagation of these wonderful ocean animals, while reducing the demand for wild caught specimens and providing an educational platform to promote the beauty and fragility of the worlds coral reef ecosystems. The society is committed to promoting interest in and enjoyment of all aspects of the marine aquarium hobby by educating the public on the creation and maintenance of a marine ecosystem. Our society provides resources to the saltwater aquarium enthusiasts in the Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area by sponsoring meetings, educational seminars, lectures, online discussions, publications, websites, exhibits, and other means, as a social avenue to connect with other local hobbyists in the area. We support education and conservation efforts aimed at improving marine and coral reef environments.

This site is for your enjoyment, and education. The pages here contain a Reef Community Forum for you to meet some of the people that can help you with information. There are pages filled with links to all sorts of information. From how to build a skimmer to science sites that will help you to understand the reef systems better. There are even links to hundreds of places where you can shop for the products that will improve your reef.
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Reef News

Surviving harsh environments becomes a death-trap for specialist corals
May 20 2015 07:35 PM
The success of corals that adapt to survive in...

Going high-tech to study fragile cold-water reefs
May 06 2015 11:15 AM
Coral reefs are generally associated with warm,...

Slowdown after Ice Age sounds a warning for Great Barrier Reef's future
May 05 2015 10:23 AM
Environmental factors similar to those affectin...

Dietary supplements are good for coral health, study shows
May 04 2015 03:50 PM
Most people know the health benefits of taking...

New climate projections paint bleak future for tropical coral reefs
May 04 2015 02:19 PM
As greater atmospheric carbon dioxide boosts se...

Tropical marine ecosystems most at threat from human impact
Apr 30 2015 02:49 PM
An international team of scientists has used th...

Coastal light pollution disturbs marine animals, new study shows
Apr 29 2015 09:01 AM
Marine ecosystems can be changed by night-time...

Parrotfish are critical to coral reef island building
Apr 28 2015 10:59 AM
As well as being a beautiful species capable of...


Meeting News

WAMAS Spring Meeting
Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Turnier (Topic: TBR)
Location: North Bethesda Middle School, 8935 Bradmoor Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817



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