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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

Into the dark: Two new encrusting anemones found in coral reef caves
Jan 28 2015 09:35 AM
Three marine biologists from Japan have discove...

Study projects unprecedented loss of corals in Great Barrier Reef due to warming
Jan 22 2015 10:32 AM
The coverage of living corals on Australia's Gr...

Small drop in sea level had big impact on southern Great Barrier Reef
Jan 22 2015 10:32 AM
A small drop in sea level 2000 years ago on the...

Pioneer study examines declining coral reef health due to pesticides/sea surface temperatures
Jan 20 2015 12:05 PM
Coral reef health is declining worldwide. To be...

Predicting coral reef futures under climate change
Jan 14 2015 02:05 PM
Researchers examining the impact of climate cha...

Climate, friends influence young corals choice of real estate
Jan 14 2015 10:18 AM
Where baby corals choose to settle is influence...

Coral reefs threatened by a deadly combination of changing ocean conditions
Jan 07 2015 12:31 PM
The lowering of the ocean's pH is making it har...

Cool deep-water protects coral reefs against heat stress
Jan 07 2015 10:11 AM
Cool currents from the deep ocean could save tr...

Meeting News

WAMAS Winter Meeting
January 24, 2015 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Karen Brittain, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (Captive Fish Breeding)
Location: Oakton High School. Vienna, VA (go in through Door 5)

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MACNA 2014