Tuesday, May 11th, 7:00 PM PDT
Livestream at gsas.org/stream
Richard Ross has kept saltwater animals for over 30 years, has worked in the aquarium industry and trade (maintenance, retail, wholesale). He is known for his
Skeptical Reefkeeping article series, coral spawning and restoration, his groundbreaking work with cephalopod husbandry, for managing the ambitious 212,000 gallon reef tank and the Coral Spawning Lab at the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences. He has consulted for a coral farm/fish collecting station in the South Pacific. He is an avid underwater photographer/videographer and has been fortunate to scuba dive many of the worlds reefs.
Rich has many Accolades and accomplishments: In 2015, the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) named him Aquarist of the Year Award. His work has been covered by Scientific American, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Penn’s Sunday School, NPR’s Science Friday, Discovery News, Fox News and more. He has presented entertaining and informative talks to numerous national audiences.
At home he cares for a 400 gallon reef system and a secret home lab. When not doing aquarium activities, he enjoys glass blowing, juggling, ice skating, horseback riding, mixed martial arts, and exercising his philosophy degree.
Our Speaker Coordinator Mark has been working dilligently to round up a great lineup for the Spring season!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person club activities continue to be suspended in 2021 until further notice. No live auctions. No in-person home show.
Monthly meetings are taking place over our YouTube channel or Zoom. However, to make up for this, we have added extra meetings, and have been able to include presenters who otherwise might never be able to travel to Seattle.
We look forward to seeing everyone in person for meetings and auctions in the future!
We ran out of small and medium sizes of our 2019 shirt, and rather than just reprint more in gray again, we did a run with a new color - blue! Same great design by Ryan Henry Ward of Seattle mural fame, but now with a beautiful aqua-background. Because we can't meet in person, we'll ship you one for a few bucks extra. Go to https://gsas.org/t-shirt.html to order.