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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

Great Barrier Reef almost drowned; climate implications
Jan 06 2017 09:29 AM
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Jan 05 2017 02:35 PM
About 200 countries worldwide committed to prot...

Are tiny grazers the new hope for Caribbean reefs?
Jan 05 2017 12:32 PM
Thirty years ago a mysterious disease wiped out...

Future of coral reefs under climate change predicted
Jan 05 2017 08:27 AM
New climate model projections of the world's co...

Taking a Second Look at Coral Bleaching Culprit
Dec 07 2016 12:41 PM
When it comes to coral health, superoxide -- a...

Lawnmowers of the sea: Study analyzed reef fish grazing behaviors to understand coral reef health
Dec 06 2016 11:15 AM
In a new study, a research team examined the un...

Corals much older than previously thought, study finds
Nov 30 2016 01:29 PM
Coral genotypes can survive for thousands of ye...

Life and death following Great Barrier Reef bleaching
Nov 29 2016 09:04 AM
Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off o...

Meeting News

WAMAS Fall 2016 Meeting
Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1:00 - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Joe Yaiullo & Laura Birenbaum
Topic: From Frags to "Riches"
Location: North Bethesda Middle School, 8935 Bradmoor Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817

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