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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

Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage
Feb 05 2016 10:04 AM
Biologists found that noise from passing motorb...

Survey shows Aussies' love and concern for Great Barrier Reef
Jan 29 2016 01:17 PM
More than three quarters of Australians regard...

Laboratory-bred corals reproduce in the wild
Jan 29 2016 01:17 PM
Researchers have, for the first time, successfu...

'Twilight zone' fish swim silently with forked tails
Jan 20 2016 02:37 PM
Researchers have identified a way to predict wh...

'Squishy' robot fingers aid deep sea exploration
Jan 20 2016 11:15 AM
Researchers have designed the first application...

Living fossils and rare corals revealed
Jan 19 2016 02:25 PM
A team of researchers has published their analy...

Potential invasive species identified in S. Gulf of Mexico
Jan 19 2016 02:18 PM
New research centers around the diminutive rega...

Robot-subs inform protection of English deep-sea corals
Jan 18 2016 10:27 AM
A fleet of robotic submarines has been used to...

Meeting News

WAMAS Winter Meeting & Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rick Klobuchar, Jr., Associate Curator of the Florida Aquarium
Topic: Make America's Reefs Great Again!
Location: Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181 (Go in through Door 5.)

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