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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

Saving Nemo: Bleaching threatens clownfish
May 25 2016 01:05 PM
Clownfish became a household name over a decade...

Coral bleaching 'lifeboat' could be just beneath the surface
May 24 2016 11:40 AM
A report commissioned by the United Nations off...

World's largest coral gene database created
May 24 2016 07:54 AM
Scientists have conducted the world's most comp...

Networking lets sharks off the hook
May 23 2016 03:04 PM
Tuna fishers who network with their competition...

'Canaries' of the ocean highlight threat to world's ecosystems
May 20 2016 10:06 AM
A new study highlights the urgent need for acti...

Rich coral communities discovered in Palamós Submarine Canyon in the Northwestern Mediterranian Sea
May 20 2016 09:19 AM
A scientific team has found in La Fonera canyon...

Biodiversity protects fish from climate change
May 16 2016 05:12 PM
Fish provide protein to billions of people and...

Coal shipping threat to Great Barrier Reef
May 16 2016 09:32 AM
Australian researchers have raised fresh concer...


Meeting News

WAMAS Spring Meeting
Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1:00 - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Sanjay Joshi
Topic: A 10-year History of Penn State's 500-gallon Reef Tank
Location: North Bethesda Middle School, 8935 Bradmoor Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817
Next Meeting: July 24, 2016 - FragFest (Hold the date)


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