MASNA's first scientific poster session was held last year at MACNA 2016.

MASNA’s first scientific poster session was held last year at MACNA 2016.

The Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) is proud to present the 2nd Annual MASNA Scientific Poster Session, held at the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 25-27, 2017.

The 2nd Annual MASNA Scientific Poster Session is made possible by our generous sponsors WAMAS, CORAL, and EcoTech Marine.

The MASNA Scientific Poster Session allows for advanced aquarium hobbyists, undergraduates, graduate students, and scientists to submit scientific posters on their current or past marine aquarium–related research projects. This includes submissions from hobbyists who would be seen as advanced aquarists.

The Poster Session will give the opportunity for 3,000 MACNA 2017 attendees to get up close and personal with scientists and fellow hobbyists to discuss marine aquarium–related science.

Posters will be judged by a committee consisting of general hobbyists and scientists. Prizes will be awarded for posters in each of the three following categories: general hobbyists, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

Poster abstract submissions will be open from April 10–July 7, 2017.

MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium societies 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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