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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

North Atlantic signaled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened, reveals new research
Dec 17 2014 07:44 AM
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Study of threatened coral reefs underway
Dec 12 2014 07:01 PM
A new study in Florida has successfully mapped...

Caribbean gorgonian corals are resistant to ocean acidification
Dec 08 2014 02:57 PM
A new study on tropical shallow-water soft cora...

Managing reefs to benefit coastal communities
Dec 03 2014 11:12 AM
Coral reefs provide a range of benefits, such a...

A glimmer of hope for corals as baby reef builders cope with acidifying oceans
Dec 03 2014 11:12 AM
While the threat of coral bleaching as a result...

You can hear the coral reefs dying, experts say
Dec 03 2014 08:37 AM
You can hear the sound of former bustling coral...

CT scans of coral skeletons reveal ocean acidity increases reef erosion
Nov 24 2014 06:01 PM
For coral reefs to persist, rates of reef const...

Avoiding ecosystem collapse: Experts Weigh in
Nov 24 2014 12:56 PM
From coral reefs to prairie grasslands, some of...

Meeting News

WAMAS Fall Meeting
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Ross, 2014 MASNA Aquarist of the year (Phosphates: Should we really care?)
Location: North Bethesda Middle School. Bethesda, MD

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MACNA 2014