New quarterly meetings planned for SMMAS

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SMMAS is now holding quarterly meetings.
Our next meeting is on March 10th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Solomon's Island Maryland

We would like to invite all our saltwater and freshwater friends to our next meeting that will include raffles,door prizes,frags for sale from a few local vendors and club members, AND an informative talk from a local coral researcher.

More info to come or visit us at www.SMMAS.org
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Contact: Lynne Caplinger, SMMAS President

[email protected]

Date: 02/21/18


SOUTHERN MARYLAND MARINE AQUARIUM SOCIETY CORAL CONFERENCE MARCH 10

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory to Host SMMAS on Solomons


Solomons Island, MD - The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) Bernie Fowler Lab Bldg. will host members of the Southern Maryland Marine Aquarium Society for a “Coral Health and Culture Conference” Saturday, March 10 1pm-4pm


There will be a meeting of the membership and a presentation from Dr. Carys Mitchelmore, a professor at CBL. Dr. Mitchelmore’s work is in investigating the effects of aquatic pollutants and other stressors on the health of aquatic organisms, including corals. Her presentation will describe some of the threats to coral reefs at the global and local scale, highlighting research in her laboratory concerning the response of corals to environmental stressors.



“We’re pleased to have our meeting at CBL and to learn more about Dr. Mitchelmore’s research,” said SMMAS president Lynne Caplinger. “The goal of the SMMAS is to educate ourselves as well as the general public about the saltwater aquarium hobby and to raise awareness of the delicate reefs we take care of, in and out of our aquariums.”

SMMAS meets quarterly to exchange ideas, discuss current conditions in member’s tanks, share and trade corals, and plan field trips. There is also the SMMAS School Program with five area schools participating. “Members host tanks in schools and at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center,” continued Caplinger. “We’re helping the next generation learn about the hobby and about the marine environment.”

Current SMMAS board members are:

Lynne Caplinger, President

Cynthia Cunningham, Vice President

Paul Wieland, Secretary

Sheleen Spencer, Treasurer

Ken Higgins, Trustee
 
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