Three New MASNA Education Pages – Aug 2016

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Three New MASNA Education Pages MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium clubs, individual hobbyists, professional aquarists, and industry partners from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals and organizations. MASNA has created three new educational articles. These include an educational article on marine zoonotic diseases, an article on zoanthids and palytoxin, and an article on the impacts of releasing marine ornamental organisms. The Marine Zoonotic Disease article ( teaches readers about what a zoonotic disease is, how they are spread, and what diseases are most common. The symptoms of Mycobacterium marinum, Vibrio vulnificus, Edwardsiella tarda, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, and Streptococcus iniae are reviewed for both marine fish and humans. Finally, biosecurity and preventative techniques are provided to help marine aquarium hobbyists protect themselves and their pets against these diseases. read more

MASNA Support for Gary Meadows Reef

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MASNA is proud to offer support for the Gary Meadows Reef Fund! We are accepting any and all donations you would like to submit to help this amazing effort, and you can donate directly through our website using our PayPal Donation buttons! We are striving for a goal of $15,000 donated, and with your help we can achieve it. For more information and to read up on this wonderful effort, please head to the Gary Meadows Reef page under the MASNA Programs tab!

MACNA 2016 Mobile App Available

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Free Mobile App! Download the official mobile app of MACNA 2016! Get instant access to the full conference schedule, last minute updates, and notifications from the conference staff. Connect with other attendees and share your conference experience! iPhone / iPad / iPod touch Find it at the Apple Store, or search there for “MACNA 2016” Android Find it at the Google Store, or search there for “MACNA 2016” Web / Windows Coming soon!

Two New MASNA Education Pages

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Two new MASNA Education Pages: Palette Surgeonfish Aquaculture and Lionfish Education MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium clubs and individual hobbyists from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals. MASNA and its volunteers have put together two new educational articles, one on the aquaculture of the Palette Surgeonfish, and one on invasive Lionfish Education. The Palette Surgeonfish Aquaculture article ( details the work being done in the captive breeding and rearing of the common Palette Surgeonfish (P. hepatus), and Yellow Tang (Z. flavescens) by hobbyists, corporations, and scientists alike. Detailing successes and efforts from sources such as Rising Tide Conservation, The Oceanic Institute in Hawaii, Sustainable Aquatics, the Fisheries Research Institute of Taiwan, and even home hobbyists such as Darren Nancarrow. We delve into the success rates, feeding regime, and success stories of breeding and raising these difficult fish. read more

MACNA 2016 to be in San Diego, CA

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For Immediate Release: Marine Aquarium Conference of North America 2016 (MACNA) to be hosted in San Diego, California. San Diego, CA – August 25, 2015 – The San Diego Marine Aquarium Foundation (SDMAF) is excited and proud to announce that MACNA 2016 will be held in San Diego, California September 9th-11th, 2016. MACNA is proudly sponsored by: Triton GmbH, Instant Ocean, CoralVue, Neptune Systems, Two Little Fishies, Reef Nutrition, Rod’s Food, JBJ, eShopps, and San Francisco Bay Brand. MACNA is widely considered to be the top conference and trade show in the marine aquarium industry. MACNA attracts attendees from all over the world that come to see the industries newest product offerings from the top manufactures in the industry and interact with some of the brightest minds in the marine aquarium hobby. read more