Supporting the marine aquaria hobby through education and conservation.

Our general meetings are free and open to the public.
They are held at 7:15 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – General Meeting 7:00PM

Speaker: Martin Moe
Topic: Diadema

Speaker BIO:
Martin A. Moe, Jr. (Skip) has been a marine aquarist since 1965 and a freshwater aquarist before that.He holds a master’s degree from the University of South Florida and was a fishery biologist and ichthyologist with the Florida State Marine Research Laboratory in the 1960s.

He has authored many scientific papers, popular articles, and books on marine aquarium technology and marine biology. His basic book, The Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner to Breeder, has been a primary reference for new marine aquarists since it was first published in April of 1982 and is bestselling saltwater aquarium book of all time, selling more than 250,000 copies!!!!

His present research is on developing the techniques for culturing the keystone herbivore of the Atlantic coral reefs, the the long-spined sea urchin, Diadema antillarum, a species essential for ecological restoration of Atlantic coral reefs, and recently, Tripneustes ventricosus, the West Indian sea egg, a commercially valuable sea urchin in the Caribbean.

Next Event: Saturday, May 21, 2016 – FMAS Annual Frag Swap

General Meetings

General meetings consist of an introduction by the President, followed by a quick highlight of upcoming events and/or local topics. Next, there is an educational presentation given by a guest speaker on marine-related topics such as: designing and building your fish tank, pests and parasites, conservation, safety, collecting fish, breeding etc.

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Throughout the year, we host numerous events where you can meet up with other hobbyists. These events range from our Annual Poker Run to a behind-the-scenes tour at the Miami Seaquarium. Events are family-oriented where children are welcome. However, for most events, you must be a member to be eligible to join in on the fun.

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Becoming a member of the Florida Marine Aquarium Society offers many benefits, such as members-only events and discounts at local fish stores. Additionally, your membership fee helps to support programs at local schools, marine conservation efforts, and other philanthropic efforts.

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FMAS supports the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) and local clubs