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We are saddened by this news. Dr Randall worked with a faculty in our small academic institution at Davao del Norte, He provided guidance and inspiration through his passion in what he was doing. We have small but fine memories of him. Our condolences to the bereaved family and collegues of Dr Randall
ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED....Thank you! Having a lot of trouble selling my MACNA tix........ 2 MACNA 2019 Orlando FULL CONFERENCE passes for sale. $100 each must sell
Just rcvd approval for our 2019 MASNA Speaker Marc Levenson - thank you so much for the MASNA Speaks program!! Huge financial help to us as a local club with limited financial resources!! http://www.tcmas.org/forums/threads/2019-tcmas-augsburg-university-speaker-event-5-18-19.66529/?fbclid=IwAR38Sdg9gKj_fkQD4suQ7osMF4Cu94QHnswlQbrLXAocKKYeV9WkCYNbzmY#post-685368
To anyone and everyone preparing for Hurricane Florence: The AALSO Organization wants to reach out to all of our AALSO members both Operators and Vendors, to let you know that we are here for you. We wish the best to you, your friends and family, your homes and facilities, and of course your animals. Please let us know if there is any assistance we can offer you should you need it. Email us at [email protected] and we can help mobilize equipment and staff. Our thoughts are with you all, AALSO Board of Directors and Officers [email protected] 669-23-AALSO
3 Full Conference passes for MACNA available ~ $75/ea
Dear admin, Please delete if inappropriate, OR Even better . . . Please approve and complete the survey I am a PhD student in NSW Australia. As part of my research at Southern Cross University, I would like to know which sea anemones you like best. The survey will take 10–20 minutes and I would really appreciate it if you were to send the link to any friends who might be interested. Private or public aquarists please use https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/P6rwA8 Aquarium-related businesses please use https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/hKjYHS Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Nicola
Dear admin, Please delete if inappropriate, OR Even better . . . Please approve and complete the survey I am a PhD student in NSW Australia. As part of my research at Southern Cross University, I would like to know which sea anemones you like best. The survey will take 10–20 minutes and I would really appreciate it if you were to send the link to any friends who might be interested. Private or public aquarists please use https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/P6rwA8 Aquarium-related businesses please use https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/hKjYHS Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Nicola
We're all nominating Walt Smith again this year... right? I know I am.
could we as a club send the Houston aquarium some help or money or both...they have been seriously hit hard.
https://youtu.be/zZ8S9oEOb0c Graduation RVS Fishworld & RVS 4 Star 50 Dives Certified. RVS Fishworld Net Training Program- Lubang Occ. Mindoro 6/26/17 thru 7/01/17 Our goal is to give sustainable livelihood to the coastal community by educating them on how to collect live ornamental tropical fish in an environmentally-safe way through the proper use of nets. We conduct net training program in most regions of the Philippines aiming to improve the lives of the coastal community.

MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium clubs and individual hobbyists from North America and abroad. MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium clubs and individual hobbyists from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals.

MASNA's goals are to: 1: Educate our members with online and published material, the MACNA conference, and other sanctioned events. 2: Assist in forming and promoting the growth of clubs within the hobby while ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment. 3: Support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting marine organisms through education, assistance and encouragement. 4: Encourage the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby and support captive breeding/propagation efforts.

Operating as usual

Look at the color in this fairy basslet!

New fairy basslet from New Caledonia, South Pacific (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae) | Pseudanthias timanoa #newspecies

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Join or renew your MASNA Membership today! Everyone in the US who becomes / renews a MASNA Individual or Family Supporting Member before November 15th will receive a 2021 REEF LIFE Calendar by Coral Magazine.

Get yours now and support MASNA for 2021.
Head over to https://masna.org/joinrenew

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Today is our deadline to complete this brief survey!

Even if you don't manage an aquarium club, submit your ideas anyway! It is important for us to know what you wish clubs, or what you are seeing other clubs or FB group do as well :)

MASNA Needs Your Opinion!

Are you currently a participant in a marine aquarium club or group?

Are you interested in learning about how to improve the educational and social aspects of club or group functions?

We are looking for marine hobbyists to share their thoughts on what is interesting to learn about and what ideas you may have to improve club meetings and group workshops or information sessions. The results of this survey will be used to develop an educational article which details some of the most exciting ways to engage hobbyists at all levels of experience.

Often, coming up with engaging topics, venues, and activities for monthly meetings can be challenging. We're here to gather ideas and identify trends from marine aquarium clubs across the country, distill that information down into a useable reference document, and provide it to everyone, free of cost.

We hope to inspire clubs and groups to engage their members at all levels, from planning effective frag swaps to setting up exciting field trips and even locking down that high-profile speaker.

https://masna.org/masna-club-meeting-ideas-survey/

Introducing MASNA's new Director at Large, Ed Wiser!

Ed has been a life long aquarium hobbyist. He started keeping marine aquariums in the early 1980s.

As a moderator on Fishnet on CompuServe, he ran the speakers program and has attended each annual MACNA since MACNA 3. Ed was on the founding board of directors of MASNA and helped form the base that our current MACNA’s are built upon. His club has also individually hosted 3 MACNAs over the years.

Ed believes that learning from other hobbyists and marine scientists will help the hobby and the world’s oceans.

Please make Ed feel welcomed!

What is in your sand?
Worms? Crabs?!

4 Free Days at the MACNA 2021 Hotel!
Register for your MACNA 2021 Full Conference Ticket, reserve your hotel room for 4* or more nights by October 16th, and share it publicly on social media with the hashtags below to be entered into a drawing to win 4 nights for free! An over $700 Value!
Read more here: https://mailchi.mp/masna/macna-2021-4-nights-for-free #GoingtoMACNA2021 #MACNA2021

4 Free Days at the MACNA 2021 Hotel!
Register for your MACNA 2021 Full Conference Ticket, reserve your hotel room for 4* or more nights by October 16th, and share it publicly on social media with the hashtags below to be entered into a drawing to win 4 nights for free! An over $700 Value!
Read more here: https://mailchi.mp/masna/macna-2021-4-nights-for-free #GoingtoMACNA2021 #MACNA2021

Meet MASNA's new Director at Large, Dennis Diaz!

Dennis is a fun-loving, happily married aquarist with two of the most incredible kids ever. He has been in the hobby for over 25 years. The aquarium hobby has always fascinated him, and it led him to be an aquarium store owner for six years. He loves learning, hobbies, friends, family, and especially loves helping people learn.

He also enjoys spending time outdoors, biking, hiking, water sports, scuba diving, camping, photography… anything that lets them relax and get away from the busy life. He loves spending time with his kids, and loves attending MACNA!

He has helped start various aquarium clubs and was the Volunteer Coordinator for MACNA 2018 in Las Vegas!

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MASNA » MASNA Club Meeting Ideas Survey

MASNA Needs Your Opinion!

Are you currently a participant in a marine aquarium club or group?

Are you interested in learning about how to improve the educational and social aspects of club or group functions?

We are looking for marine hobbyists to share their thoughts on what is interesting to learn about and what ideas you may have to improve club meetings and group workshops or information sessions. The results of this survey will be used to develop an educational article which details some of the most exciting ways to engage hobbyists at all levels of experience.

Often, coming up with engaging topics, venues, and activities for monthly meetings can be challenging. We're here to gather ideas and identify trends from marine aquarium clubs across the country, distill that information down into a useable reference document, and provide it to everyone, free of cost.

We hope to inspire clubs and groups to engage their members at all levels, from planning effective frag swaps to setting up exciting field trips and even locking down that high-profile speaker.

https://masna.org/masna-club-meeting-ideas-survey/

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2020 MASNA Aquarist of the Year Recipient Tal Sweet

Meet Tal Sweet, our 2020 MASNA Aquarist of the Year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH1Nn-VYzHA

Interview with 2020 MASNA Aquarist of the Year Recipient Tal Sweet recorded for MACNA 2020 Phoenix Rising. August 29, 2020.

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Did you miss the MASNA Award presentation at MACNA 2020? We've made it available on YouTube! Meet MASNA Award Recipient Alf Jacob Nilsen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3KiSYEhLbE

Did you miss the MASNA Award presentation at MACNA 2020? We've made it available on YouTube! Meet MASNA Award Recipient Alf Jacob Nilsen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3KiSYEhLbE

Welcome to #MACNA2020 Phoenix Rising day one!
Today's events kick off at 5pm Eastern.

A reminder that MACNA 2020 is a live event, and the actual times that presentations occur is relative.

MACNA 2020 community events and socials are open to registration until 9am eastern the morning of the event.

Your webinar link is unique to you, but will allow re-entry into the event if you depart.
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Welcome to #MACNA2020 Phoenix Rising day one!
Today's events kick off at 5pm Eastern.
A reminder that MACNA 2020 is a live event, and the actual times that presentations occur is relative.

MACNA 2020 community events and socials are open to registration until 9am eastern the morning of the event.
Your webinar link is unique to you, but will allow re-entry into the event if you depart.

www.macna.org

Thank you all for showing your support and thanks to our sponsors, especially Saltwateraquarium.com for sponsoring our program.

MASNA is proud to announce Alf Jacob Nilsen as the 2020 MASNA Award recipient for his foundational role in developing, documenting, and communicating processes and advancements in the marine aquarium industry, and Tal Sweet as the 2020 MASNA Aquarist of the Year for his years promoting marine ornamental aquaculture and fostering diversity and inclusion within the aquarium community.

MASNA will be awarding its annual MASNA Aquarist of the Year and MASNA Award to the recipients at the MACNA 2020 Saturday Night Awards Ceremony at on August 29th, 2020 at MACNA 2020 Phoenix Rising.

Annually, MASNA awards the prestigious MASNA Award and Aquarist of the Year Award to deserving individuals for their work in helping shape and influence the marine aquarium hobby in a way that positively contributes to the ongoing sustainability of the hobby to the future marine environment. Together with MASNA, previous recipients of the MASNA Award confer to decide who has given the most to the hobby and industry to be deserving of that years’ awards from a selection of nominees.

https://mailchi.mp/masna/2020-aoty-masna-award-press-2602618

MASNA is proud to announce the recipients of our 2020 – 2021 MASNA Student Scholarship Program.

The 2020 – 2021 MASNA Graduate Student Scholarship recipient is Aaron Pilnick, a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida under the advisement of Dr. Joshua Patterson.

The 2020 – 2021 MASNA Undergraduate Student Scholarship recipient is Lauren Jennings. Lauren is a full-time Junior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a focus on marine biology and ecology, at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Aaron has a long history of reef-keeping that spans the better portion of two decades, having worked in the retail and service industry, and participating as an active hobbyist at past MACNAs and online. He received a double B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Tufts University in 2013. After graduation, he employed these skills at the National Aquarium where he managed the aquarium’s live coral exhibits.

In 2018, Aaron began graduate studies at the University of Florida in their Interdisciplinary Ecology program. Working in partnership with the Florida Aquarium in Apollo Beach, FL, he designed a novel culture system for the long-spined sea urchin Diadema antillarum. These urchins play a critical role in consuming macroalgae on Caribbean reefs, thus improving the habitat for reef building corals to settle and grow. Sadly, in the early 1980’s, Diadema succumbed to a disease that reduced populations by up to 99%. These urchins have not recovered, and it is understood that the lack of herbivory is partially driving Caribbean reef decline.

During her undergraduate career at UCSB, Lauren has been closely involved in the Research Experience and Education Facility (REEF), where she now serves as a Special Projects Aquarist. Lauren also works closely with the Santa Barbara Sea Center and the UCSB Marine Science Institute and California Sea Grant, where her activities range from improving the California crab fishery (Lopholithodes foraminatus) by understanding reproductive life history to hands-on demonstrations and interpretive marine science exhibitry. She strives to expose a diverse community to marine science through educational, immersive displays, virtual programming, and science communication, to bring the wonder of marine habitats to households throughout the country, no matter how far from the ocean.

Lauren intends to pursue a graduate degree in marine science with a particular emphasis in science communication. Without question, Lauren’s passion for research, animal husbandry, and education will be put to good use in the very near future!

Read more at https://masna.org/masna-programs/scholarship-program/

MASNA would like to thank LiveAquaria.com, EcoTech Marine, and Two Little Fishies. Without them, the two $4,000 MASNA Student Scholarships would not be possible.

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Remembering Robert (Bob) Fenner

Happy Birthday to the late Bob Fenner.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this memorial video. We miss you Bob.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kUBBDnNwfI

Thank you to everyone who made this video possible. We miss you Bob. Robert Milton Bob' Fenner August 23, 1953 - May 7, 2020 . San Diego Robert "Bob" Milton ...

You never know what fun fish facts you will learn while on a walk. Check out this #sidewalkscience in Iowa!

Today's #sidewalkscience of organisms in our lab - The Clown Fish

Meet Dr. Andrew Rhyne.
Dr. Rhyne is one of our nine speakers at #MACNA2020.
His talk is titled: "Caught in the Act: Fraudulent Data and Activism Slow Progress in Cyanide Detection".
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Meet Dr. Andrew Rhyne. Dr. Rhyne is one of our nine speakers at #MACNA2020. His talk is titled: "Caught in the Act: Fraudulent Data and Activism Slow Progress in Cyanide Detection". https://mailchi.mp/masna/macna-2020-dr-andrew-rhyne

Our 2015 - 2016 Graduate Student Scholarship recipient, Dr. Liz Marchio, will be speaking at #MACNA2020 Phoenix Rising! Make sure to catch her presentation.

Meet Dr. Liz Marchio!
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Marchio is a social scientist studying the ways in which the aquarium hobby affects participant views and understanding of science and conservation.
This passion stemmed from her personal history as a serious aquarist, one that shaped her interest in ichthyology and environmental science.

https://mailchi.mp/masna/macna-2020-dr-liz-marchio

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MASNA » BOD Position Descriptions

MASNA Needs Your Help!

MASNA is run by a board of volunteers that serve two year terms. Every year, we have an annual meeting which includes board elections for the upcoming year.

Due to MACNA 2020 being moved online, the Annual MASNA Member Meeting will be held separately, online, on September 9, 2020, during MASNA's normal online board meeting.

MASNA is taking nominations for Vice President, Treasurer, Membership, Public Relations, and At-Large positions!

You can read more about the positions and their descriptions here: https://masna.org/bod-position-descriptions/

You can fill out the nomination form for a position here: https://masna.org/aboutus/bod-elections/

We encourage you to renew your membership online prior to the Annual Meeting to ensure that you have voting privileges and your voice will be heard on other important matters. You may renew online now.

Applications are open August 3 – 26, 2020.

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News | Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture

Worms!
"Polychaete Culture in Hawaii: A Potentially Valuable Feed for Shrimp Hatcheries"
http://www.ctsa.org/index.php/news/ctsa_project_update_polychaete_culture_in_hawaii_a_potentially_valuable_fee

ctsa.org Polychaete Culture in Hawaii: A Potentially Valuable Feed for Local Shrimp Hatcheries Dustin Moss, Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University

Exclusive MACNA 2020 Phoenix Rising T-Shirts are now available from $25!
These will only be available for purchase until August 30, 2020.
100% Cotton. Men’s sizes Small – 2XL
https://macna.org/product/macna-2020-phoenix-rising-limited-edition-t-shirt/

Exclusive MACNA 2020 Phoenix Rising T-Shirts are now available from $25!
These will only be available for purchase until August 30, 2020.
100% Cotton. Men’s sizes Small – 2XL
https://macna.org/product/macna-2020-phoenix-rising-limited-edition-t-shirt/

[07/28/20]   The Aquarium Vet, in conjunction with Barrett Christie (The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut, USA), is presenting The Aquarium Vet E-Workshop – Fish Parasites and their Management.

Whether you are a public aquarium or zoo aquarist, fish breeder, importer or exporter, wholesaler or retailer, or serious fish hobbyist, this is the E-Workshop for you.

The workshop will be held over two days in the first week of August 2020. Experts in the field of fish health will present on the theory and practice of making a diagnosis and then managing the problem appropriately.

For more details please go to https://www.theaquariumvet.com/conference/

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Adam Savage Builds an Octopus Puzzle! (Part 1)

"Adam Savage Builds an Octopus Puzzle (part 1)" staring MASNA Award recipient Richard Ross! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVoj61CcQAY

(Note: This is a video series we filmed in 2018, before the current pandemic lockdown.) Adam visits the California Academy of Sciences to meet one of its Gia...

Congratulations to Kory Enneking, MASNA's Exhibitor & Industry Relations board member, for successfully defending his Master's research at UNCW, titled: "Demographic Study of the Threatened Caribbean Acroporids and their Hybrid in Belize".

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MASNA is proud to bring you MACNA 2020: Phoenix Rising, a 3 day online webinar, August 28-30, 2020.

9 speakers, 2 workshops, a panel discussion, an evening 'social', community meet-ups, a remembrance ceremony, and an awards ceremony.

https://mailchi.mp/masna/macna-2020-online-phoenix-rising

Introducing MACNA 2020: Phoenix Rising, a 3 day online webinar, August 28-30, 2020.

https://mailchi.mp/masna/macna-2020-online-phoenix-rising

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NOAA Scientists Film Shark Swallowed Whole during Deep-Sea Feeding Frenzy

There is always a bigger fish!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpklCwFdS7o

Researchers exploring the deep ocean off the South Carolina coast capture a group of sharks feasting on a swordfish—but then something unexpected happens. Vi...

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Farewell smooth handfish: What can we learn from the world's first marine fish extinction?

Farewell smooth handfish: What can we learn from the world's first marine fish extinction?
https://phys.org/news/2020-07-farewell-smooth-handfish-world-marine.html

phys.org Earlier this month, a group of Australian scientists confirmed a depressing landmark for our blue planet: The first marine fish of modern times has been declared extinct on the IUCN RedList. The smooth handfish (Sympterichthys unipennis) was one of 14 (now 13) species of handfish, beautifully patter...

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