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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.

Picture of the Month

Congratulations, Juan (D805), on sharing the picture of the month.

WAMAS Meeting News


WAMAS Annual Meeting, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Wayne Scott
Topic: Military to Aquariums Transition
Location: Joyce Kilmer Middle School, Vienna, VA


Upcoming Meetings:


Spring: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at North Bethesda MS, Bethesda, MD
FragFest: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Oakton HS, Oakton, VA
Fall: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at North Bethesda MS



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