The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society is a non profit corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Washington. The primary purposes of the society are to promote interest in the aquarium hobby, and to provide a forum for the exchange of information among aquarium hobbyists.
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Come one and all to the best event of the year, the annual GSAS Summer Picnic! We will be in the same place as last year, Lowe Woodland Park, 1000 N 50th St, Seattle, Washington 98103, Shelter 3. Picnic starts around 11AM, goes until it breaks up...
The club will provide burgers (beef, salmon, and veggie), hot dogs, buns, and all the fixins. You bring a dish to share with everyone. We will also supply some sodas and water.
There will be a plant swap so bring any clippings you have to share with other members (no live animals please - the weather is not usually kind to them). There is often a free table, too, with various samples and items for those attending.
Please RSVP on either our facebook page, or by e-mailing lyta at magestower.com so we know how much food to buy and let us know what you're planning to bring!
June 14th, Seattle Pacific University, Otto-Miller room 109 (details here). Meeting Starts at 7:30, social time at 6:30.
Dr. Paul V. Loiselle is an enthusiastic aquarist of over 50 years’ experience. During the course of his career, Paul has had the opportunity to study cichlids in Madagascar, West Africa, Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika, Haiti, Mexico, Central America and the Peruvian Amazon. Emeritus Curator of Freshwater Fishes at the New York Aquarium and a Senior Conservationist of the Wildlife Conservation Society, he is actively involved in conservation programs focused on the fishes of Madagascar. Paul is a Scientific Advisor to the Association of Zoos and Aquarium's Freshwater Fish Taxa Advisory Group and Lake Victoria Cichlid Species Survival Program and serves in a similar capacity to the Madagascar Faunal Interest Group. A founding member and Fellow of the American Cichlid Association and a life Member of both the Association France Cichlide and the North Jersey Aquarium Society, he is an internationally published author of numerous articles on the care and breeding of ornamental fishes and such books as The Cichlid Aquarium, Your Garden Pond and The Fishkeeper’s Guide to African Cichlids.
The presentation is: Ny Trondro Malagasy! Home to lemurs, chameleons and exotic plants, the fabulous Red Island also boasts an amazing - and gravely threatened - assemblage of endemic fishes. This introduction to the Malagasy ichthyofauna focuses on Madagascar’s endemic rainbowfishes, killies and cichlids, discusses the reasons for their dramatic decline and outlines how aquarists can play a role in saving these living fossils from extinction.
This meeting is also our final meeting for the season, so we will be holding elections for three board members. After the main presentation, stick around for the monthly auction (information here).
A huge thanks to all the attendees and volunteers at our 2016 Big General Auction -- we sold a ridiculous number of items, and will be able to keep GSAS running quite healthily for the next year, including some speakers from across the country and even the ocean (hopefully no cancellations this time!)...
Thanks to the generosity of the entrants, the home show video is available in its entirety here!
Please feel free to share the link to this free presentation to friends, social media, etc. Spread the word about GSAS! Also please check out the photo gallery and previous year archives.
Join us Saturday, April 23th for our annual Massive General Auction (note special date, time and location)! Once again, we are holding it at the West Seattle Christian Church, 4400 42 Ave SW. There is lots of parking on-street and in nearby lots. Registration starts at 9AM, and bidding at 10AM sharp.
You might see about anything at the General Auction -- aquatic animals, plants, tanks, decor, drygoods. Items come from local store donations, national product manufacturers, and most importantly, our members themselves. You might find that brand-new LED light fixture, or maybe a box of 20-year-old heaters. There will literally be truckloads of items this year... Check our Facebook page for a photo gallery throughout the month as we approach the date. Also many members post what they are selling on our mailing list Airstone.
This event is our club's main fundraiser, so we hope to see you there to support us with your donations, split items and just buying things! A good turnout will help us bring in great speakers for the next year. We also need lots of volunteers (computer operators, runners, raffle ticket sellers, etc). You don't have to volunteer all day, even an hour helps. You can also help by printing out one of the five collectible posters, and getting it put up in your favorite store or community bulletin board.
We have a very exciting and packed spring coming up, including four out-of-town 'big' speakers! All meetings are our usual 2nd Tuesday of the month at SPU, except the General Auction, which will be a Saturday at West Seattle: