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Posted on Fri, 19 May 2023 by Mark and Erik

June 13th: Hans-Georg Evers "Sulawesi Fish and Shrimp"

Tuesday, June 13th, 7:30 PM (6:30 PM Social)
Hans-Georg Evers: “Collecting Fishes and Shrimps from the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi”
SPU, Otto Miller Hall Room 109
Also, bonus presentation/gathering June 12th in North Seattle, 7:30 PM. See below!

Hans-Georg Evers (Hamburg, Germany) is a world-reknown specialist in Cordoras, Loricarids and characins, breeding over 450 species of freshwater fish. You probably know Hans-Georg from his involvement in Amazonas magazine, where he was the chief editor of the German edition for thirteen years, and still remains on the board of the American edition. In addition to the 1000+ articles and a dozen hobby books, he has authored hundreds of scientific publications, include three species descriptions. He's also had two fish named after him!

Hans-Georg has collected on multiple continents, including several trips to Sulawesi, his "dream island" of which he will speak for Tuesday's meeting. With the recent surge of interest in rice fish and shrimp from Sulawesi in our recent home shows and auctions, this is a topical talk!

Also at our June meeting: Board elections, and of course our Monthly Auction (sellers, pre-register your stuff here).

BONUS! On Monday, June 12th at 7:30, our speaker coordinator Mark Pedersen will host an informal gathering with the speaker at his home in Northeast Seattle. Hans-George will give a short talk on his favorite fishes, followed by an extended Q&A. Also in attendance will be Steve Lundblad, owner of The Wet Spot! Please RSVP to Mark directly at for the Monday event!

Posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2023 by Erik

Auction 2023 - Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out in force to our record-breaking general auction this year, especially to all our volunteers who worked tirelessly the whole day. And a special thanks to the sponsor stores and national companies.

Our big auctions still remain the primary source of income from the club, and their success means we can pay our rent and Internet video storage bills, bring in top quality speakers, and have nice prizes in our contests throughout the year. Thanks again!

Posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2023 by Erik

GSAS Spring 2023 Schedule

Here's what is left in our Spring/Summer schedule:

Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2023 by Marina

New! Monthly Photo Contest

Do you have aquariums you’d like to share with other members? Do you enjoy seeing what others are doing with theirs? Do you like prizes? The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society has decided to add another contest for our members and so we are pleased to announce our new Monthly Photo Contest.

Go to our contest page (members only) for complete rules and submission e-mail address.

The short version: Submission deadline is the end of the month (first contest closes February 28th -- extra time!). Prize to each month's winner is either a $25 gift certificate to one of our sponsor stores or a club t-shirt (including mailing).

We hope to see your submissions soon!