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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

Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability
Nov 15 2017 03:36 PM
A new review article presents evidence that arg...

Photomosaic technology finds order in chaos of coral reefs
Nov 15 2017 10:49 AM
Scientists have created and analyzed detailed p...

Tipping point for oyster restoration
Nov 13 2017 02:42 PM
Study shows that reefs built to reach a foot or...

Great Barrier Reef protected zones help fish in even lightly exploited areas
Nov 08 2017 02:37 PM
Protected zones of the Great Barrier Reef benef...

Seagrass biodiversity is both a goal and a means for restoration
Nov 08 2017 01:18 PM
Planting multiple seagrass species, rather than...

Impact of coral bleaching on Western Australia's coastline
Nov 08 2017 10:22 AM
The 2016 mass bleaching event on Western Austra...

Can corals adapt to climate change?
Nov 01 2017 01:17 PM
Cool-water corals can adapt to a slightly warme...

Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction
Oct 20 2017 08:22 AM
One of the largest global mass extinctions did...

Meeting News

WAMAS Fall 2017 Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Matt Pedersen
Topic: TBR
Location: North Bethesda Middle School, 8935 Bradmoor Dr., Bethesda, MD

Next Meeting: TBD (Winter 2018)

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