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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

Corals much older than previously thought, study finds
Nov 30 2016 01:29 PM
Coral genotypes can survive for thousands of ye...

Life and death following Great Barrier Reef bleaching
Nov 29 2016 09:04 AM
Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off o...

Marine disease likely to follow Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching
Nov 28 2016 11:37 AM
Higher water temperatures in 2016 caused the wo...

Ocean acidification accelerates erosion of coral reefs
Nov 22 2016 12:38 PM
Scientists studying naturally high carbon dioxi...

Deep sea coral in North Atlantic faces threat from climate change
Nov 22 2016 12:28 PM
North Atlantic coral populations -- key to supp...

Most species-rich coral reefs are not necessarily protected
Nov 22 2016 11:18 AM
Coral reefs throughout the world are under thre...

Ocean acidification study offers warnings for marine life, habitats
Nov 21 2016 01:06 PM
Acidification of the world’s oceans could drive...

Certain corals, with high genetic diversity, may adapt to climate change
Nov 17 2016 02:12 PM
Half of all coral species in the Caribbean went...

Meeting News

WAMAS Fall 2016 Meeting
Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1:00 - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Joe Yaiullo & Laura Birenbaum
Topic: From Frags to "Riches"
Location: North Bethesda Middle School, 8935 Bradmoor Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817

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