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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

NOAA declares third ever global coral bleaching event
Today, 07:37 AM
As record ocean temperatures cause widespread c...

Researchers in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands finds highest rates of unique marine species
Oct 01 2015 02:41 PM
Scientists returned from a 28-day research expe...

A balanced diet is good for corals too, study finds
Oct 01 2015 02:39 PM
A nutrient-rich, balanced diet is beneficial to...

Rare early Jurassic corals of North America
Sep 29 2015 01:25 PM
Mass extinction events punctuate the evolution...

The Micronesia Challenge: Sustainable coral reefs and fisheries
Sep 24 2015 09:41 AM
While island societies can do little to control...

New weapon against the reef eaters
Sep 22 2015 02:00 PM
A breakthrough has been made in the war against...

Ocean’s wildlife populations down by half
Sep 17 2015 08:50 AM
A new report reveals an alarming decline in mar...

Saving coral reefs depends more on protecting fish than safeguarding locations
Sep 02 2015 12:51 PM
Coral reef diversity 'hotspots' in the southwes...

Meeting News

WAMAS Fall Meeting
Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 1:00 - 5:30 PM
Speaker: John "Copps" Coppolino(Topic: Building an SPS Monster - extended discussion with Q&A)
Location: North Bethesda Middle School, 8935 Bradmoor Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817

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