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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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Congratulations, Warren (wangspeed), on sharing the picture of the month.

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Reef News

Scientists advancing hope for reefs in the Philippines
Jun 08 2017 01:55 PM
Researchers have returned from the Philippines...

Motor-boat noise makes fish bad parents, leading to the death of their babies
Jun 06 2017 07:13 PM
The sound of motorboat engines disturbed coral...

Could acidifying oceans slow down coral disease?
Jun 05 2017 12:37 PM
Black band disease is less deadly to mountainou...

Stony corals more resistant to climate change than thought
Jun 01 2017 02:19 PM
Stony corals may be more resilient to ocean aci...

A brave new world for coral reefs
Jun 01 2017 11:40 AM
It is not too late to save coral reefs, but we...

Study highlights formation of beachrock in resisting climate-induced sea level rises
May 31 2017 09:26 AM
Microorganisms play a crucial role in forming b...

Rethinking role of viruses in coral reef ecosystems
May 23 2017 07:20 AM
Viruses are thought to frequently kill their ho...

Climate change refuge for corals discovered (and how we can protect it right now)
May 17 2017 11:05 AM
Scientists have discovered a refuge for corals...


Meeting News

WAMAS Summer 2017 Meeting (FragFest)
Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Joe Caparatta (Owner of Unique Corals & Manhattan Aquarium)
Topic: TBR
Location: Charles Wesley United Methodist Church, 6817 Dean Dr., McLean, VA 22101

Next Meeting: Saturday, October 21, 2017 (Fall)


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