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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

Bering Sea hotspot for corals and sponges
Jul 30 2015 03:22 PM
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Synthetic coral could remove toxic heavy metals from the ocean
Jul 23 2015 09:10 AM
A new material that mimics coral could help rem...

Climate change reduces coral reefs' ability to protect coasts
Jul 22 2015 01:14 PM
Climate change reduces coral reefs' ability to...

Pacific reef growth can match rising sea, study suggests
Jul 22 2015 12:04 PM
The coral reefs that have protected Pacific Isl...

Glimmer of hope: Fertile corals discovered in deeper waters off US Virgin Islands
Jul 21 2015 12:48 PM
Researchers discovered a threatened coral speci...

Why offspring cope better with climate change: It's all in the genes
Jul 20 2015 10:47 AM
In a world first study, researchers have unlock...

A fish too deep for science: New goby fish discovered
Jul 17 2015 09:49 AM
Scientists have described a new goby fish speci...

Spawning frequency regulates species population networks on coral reefs
Jul 08 2015 05:17 PM
Releasing larvae more often is beneficial for a...


Meeting News

WAMAS Summer Meeting
Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Paletta (Topic: The Era of Modern Reefkeeping)
Location: Charles Wesley UMC, 6817 Dean Dr., McLean, VA 22101



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