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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 coral predicted to last at least 100 years before extinction from climate change
Apr 19 2018 01:15 PM
A common Great Barrier Reef coral species has e...

Global warming is transforming the Great Barrier Reef
Apr 18 2018 01:15 PM
A new study shows that corals on the northern G...

Coral bleaching threatens the diversity of reef fish
Apr 05 2018 02:00 PM
New research reveals that global warming also a...

Facilitating coral restoration
Apr 04 2018 03:36 PM
Global declines of coral reefs -- particularly...

Coral reefs protect coasts from severe storms
Apr 03 2018 10:11 AM
Coral reefs can naturally protect coasts from t...

Untangling the role of climate on sediment and reef evolution over millennial timescales
Mar 27 2018 09:28 AM
Climatic variability like precipitation changes...

Seismologists introduce new measure of earthquake ruptures
Mar 21 2018 01:14 PM
A team of seismologists has developed a new mea...

Vital role of marine predators in supplying nutrients to coral reef ecology
Mar 21 2018 11:16 AM
It's long been known that sharks help nourish c...

Meeting News

WAMAS Spring Meeting
Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Justin Credabel
Topic: Coral Grafting and Advanced Coral Color Chemistry
Location: North Bethesda Middle School, 8935 Bradmoor Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817

Upcoming Meetings:
Summer: July 22, 2018
Fall: October 20, 2018

MACNA 2018