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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When/Where: Tuesday June 11th, Otto Miller Hall, Room 109. Meeting starts 7:30, social time 6:30. Bonus talk June 10th, same building, next room down the hall (likely).
For our final meeting of the season, GSAS welcomes Greg Steeves. Greg is a published book author, magazine columnist, and ambassador for the CARES conservation program. He is particularly passionate about the plight of African haplochromine cichlids (notably those from Lake Victoria), of which he will be speaking on Tuesday. His talk with detail the care and breeding of these cichlids, with special emphasis on their CARES designation.
In addition to his cichlid obsession, Greg has extensively explored and catalogued the aquatic species inhabiting the Comal, a local river in South Central Texas. Greg will present a bonus talk on Monday night (the 10th) about the surprising and diverse collections of ecosystems in this small river!
Tuesday night's meeting will also feature our monthly auction, as well as annual board elections!
GSAS is proud to be hosting the Aquatic Gardeners Association 2019 convention, which will be held May 2-5 at the Renton Red Lion. We have a full lineup of speakers, an aquascaping demo from Dennis Wong, two (sold out) workshops, a Saturday night banquet featuring a second talk from Christel Kasselmann... plus so many vendors, we had to have two rooms! Sunday will be a huge plant (and plant-related) auction that may put the GSAS Plant Auction to shame. See all the details at our convention website.
If you are a GSAS member, you can get the "member rate" by registering via this special link ($22 savings off the non-member rate). Registration has already broken AGA records, and is likely to sell out at this point!
February 12th, Otto Miller Hall, 7:30 PM
Our February meeting's presentation is Fishes of Cambodia - Hidden Gems, presented by Dr. Anthony Inder Mazeroll. He describes the talk as a photographic guide to the fishes he encountered in different habitats in Cambodia.
Dr. Mazeroll is a professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Soka University of America. He has been keeping fish since the age of 8, and currently has a 2-car garage converted into a fishroom, as well as a 500-gallon Peruvian Amazon biotope tank in his living room. He divides his time between Southern California and Peru, where he is the executive director of the Amazon Research Center for Ornamental Fishes in Iquitos.
Meeting starts at 7:30 PM, 6:30 social, with traditional monthly auction to follow.