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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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Dredging activity near coral reefs can increase the frequency of diseases affecting corals. researchers say after a a world-first study. 'At dredging sites, we found more than twice as much coral disease than at our control sites,' says the lead author of the study. "Corals require both light and food to survive," researchers explain. "And unfortunately, dredging impacts corals on two fronts: increased turbidity means less light for photosynthesis, while increased levels of sediment falling onto the coral can interfere with their ability to feed."


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Smooth-On has been making inroads into the aquarium hobby for some time now with innovative ways for aquarists to sculpt and create their own aquarium structures. But their newest effort to encourage full wraparound structure to cover an overflow box is their most ambitious and exciting yet. The Smooth-On overflow cover kit consists of a


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An unknown seahorse has been discovered in the shallow coastal waters of New Zealand. During recent surveys using a beam trawl, researchers collected this unidentified species of seahorse from New Zealand’s Northland Islands. The small brown Syngnathid is just about 3cm long but it having been the only such specimen collected, it is unknown whether this


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