13/7/2016 Public Meeting Minutes

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Public Meeting Minutes – MASNA Location: Uberconference Date: 7/13/2016 Time: 9:00 P.M. EST Attendance Board of Directors Present: Kevin Erickson: President Rob Mougey: Vice President Tom Lisciandra: Secretary Christine Rowe: Treasurer Rich Hogan: At Large Paul Poeschl: Membership Adlejean Ho: ILOC Board of Directors Absent: Attending Members: Paul Steen Doug Arthur Meeting Call to order Kevin Erickson moves to open meeting at 9:04 P.M. EST; Rich Hogan seconds. Meeting Minutes: Kevin Erickson Asks about the last meeting minutes, reminds everyone to review the forum post and advise if changes are needed. read more

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 (https://masna.org/masna-education/zoonotic-diseases/) 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