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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

A new future for corals: Persistence and change in coral reef communities
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Apr 22 2015 02:24 PM
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Fishing impacts on the Great Barrier Reef
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Fishing is having a significant impact on the m...

Recipe for saving coral reefs: Add more fish
Apr 08 2015 01:13 PM
Fish are the key ingredients in a new recipe to...

We can fix the Great Barrier Reef
Apr 06 2015 12:10 PM
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Reef fish can adjust sex ratios as oceans warm
Apr 04 2015 09:34 PM
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Ocean-scale dataset allows broad view of human influence on Pacific coral reef ecosystems
Apr 02 2015 09:21 AM
A study draws on data from nearly 40 islands an...

Detailed projections of coral bleaching
Apr 01 2015 09:58 PM
While nearly all coral reefs in the Caribbean a...

Meeting News

WAMAS Spring Meeting
Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Turnier (Topic: TBR)
Location: North Bethesda Middle School, 8935 Bradmoor Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817

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MACNA 2014