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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We had a great time driving all around the Puget Sound region back in early February, visiting ten aquarists for our annual home show! At the March 10th meeting (social/setup at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:30; SPU Otto Miller 109, usual location), we will first present a 50-minute video tour of the homes, and then the judges (Ali, Emily and Paul) and photographer Steev will present awards. Usual monthly auction to follow. Usual HAP, BAP and other stuff to precede. For more information and directions, check our website.
Our February speaker is Lawrence Kent who will share with us the presentation he made last summer as the keynote speaker at the American Cichlid Association's annual convention -- "Holy Grail Cichlids, Friends, and Other Fish:Two West African Stories."
The presentation will cover his recent trip to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and other forays into the wild world of Nigeria. He found some interesting fish in both of these strange and rarely visited countries, and not just cichlids but also characins, mormyrids, and catfish. If you like African fish or just funny stories, please come!
Lawrence has been a grateful member of GSAS for 13 years. He has made fish presentations in twenty cities, collected fish in 23 countries, and published two dozen articles in Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Cichlid News, Buntbarsche Bulletin, and very recently the German magazine DATZ. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of Amazonas magazine. Lawrence keeps 27 tanks at home filled with African cichlids, Southeast Asian labyrinths, and self-collected native fish.
Thanks so much to all the folks who bought and sold at our 2019 General Auction. The auctions are the club's primary funding, so your bidding is helping us bring more big speakers, fund the huge home show coming up in February, and pay for the BAP and HAP awards coming up this month.
A special shout-out to our local stores who donated product, even with the weird fall schedule we had this year. Please let them know by visiting and purchasing from them this holiday season and the upcoming year.
We've had some requests from people who couldn't make it to our auction or meetings to buy our nice new T-shirts (design by Ryan Henry Ward of Seattle mural fame). For a few bucks extra, we'll ship you one. Go to https://gsas.org/t-shirt/ to order.