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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

The sound of a healthy reef
Aug 26 2016 01:23 PM
A new study will help researchers understand th...

Hiding in plain sight: Vast reef found hiding behind Great Barrier Reef
Aug 26 2016 09:48 AM
Scientists working with laser data have discove...

Reef castaways: Can coral make it across Darwin's 'impassable' barrier?
Aug 23 2016 07:33 AM
An international team of researchers have shown...

Fighting barnacle buildup with biology
Aug 22 2016 02:59 PM
Biological growth along the bottoms of boats is...

Mix of marine zones matters most for prey fish
Aug 17 2016 09:17 AM
In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have d...

Unexpected complexity in coral
Aug 17 2016 09:15 AM
Scientists used DNA analysis to explore genetic...

Big fish, and their urine, are key parts of coral reef ecosystems
Aug 16 2016 02:29 PM
Large, carnivorous fish excrete almost half of...

Caught in the act: Coral's bleaching behavior
Aug 12 2016 09:38 AM
Coral researchers have for the first time captu...

Meeting News

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

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