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Welcome to MASNA

MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium clubs and individual hobbyists from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals. MASNA's goals are to:

  • Educate our members with online and published material, the MACNA conference, and other sanctioned events
  • Assist in forming and promoting the growth of clubs within the hobby while ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment
  • Support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting marine organisms through education, assistance and encouragement 
  • Encourage the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby and support captive breeding/propagation efforts
 
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MASNA is proud to announce the 2014-2015 MASNA Student Scholarships.

This year there are two scholarships available; one $4,000 scholarship for a college undergraduate student and one $4,000 scholarship for a college graduate student.

The two $4,000 2014 - 2015 MASNA Student Scholarships are made possible by our generous sponsors Doctors Foster and Smith LiveAquaria.com, EcoTech Marine, and Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
 
Please head to our scholarship page for information and to apply online.
 
 
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The development and survival of an important group of marine invertebrates known as sea hares is under threat from increasing boat noise in the world's oceans, according to a new study. Sea hares usually hatch from their eggs to swim away and later feed on toxic alga but this study found that when exposed to playback of boat noise, more eggs failed to develop and those that hatched were more likely to die.


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One of the smartest investments you can make in this hobby is in a good reverse osmosis system but the new Aquatic Life Smart Buddie Booster Pump is looking to take your current RO/DI system to the next level. What exactly does the Smart Buddie do? It turns any RO/DI system into a powered system


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The California Academy of Sciences is finding success in decompressing reef fish from depths around 300 ft. thanks to a unique hyperbaric decompression chamber that provides a safer alternative to piercing the swim bladder. The CAS’s Matt Wandell used a modified version of the chamber used by the Monterey Bay Aquarium to bring this Redstripe


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