We bring you another public PNWMAS announcement, the Annual summer MHSC visit is almost upon us and the day is set for this informative upcoming meeting. Last year the weather was wonderful making the trip to the Newport Coast fabulous for before and after visits up and down our west coast! Sid is doing his best to make sure we have access to their personal break area which includes an indoor and outdoor alcove with benches, picnic area, and a grill spot sporting a Weber BBQ. I recommend a potluck style event were you can bring a dish and sample others so bring something healthy, or bring something sweet, just bring something good to eat.
You all will want to save the date on the calendar for this one.
June 30th 12:00 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365
And for those of you who don't know the facility has had a recent overhaul a couple months back improving just about everything there is, so it should have plenty new to see even for those of us who have attended the previous years. And if all this wasn't enough reason to come out, the director Sid is going to take us to a different wing of the marine center and give us a personal hands on fish health workshop demonstration! Here are a few pics from last years killer presentation.
Last year this was an amazing experience in which we learned a number of protocols implemented in a facility like the HMSC including skin scrapes, gill samples, microscope identifications, and health assessment.
I mean who wouldn't want to get the knowledge and experience of this kind of nitty gritty tooth and claw kind of stuff!. There is much to see and learn here.
Say AAAHHHH Mr. Wolf Eel, its time for your check up.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
AAAAWWWWW !* Yeah!!!
With the September meeting coming in fast I thought I should get this thing rolling! The gracious host HigherThinking has given us a green light to setup a small frag tank at his house. This means we have been given the opportunity to do a frag swap event the right way, making our coral exchanging face to face with coral "outside the bag" and easy to view. Our Secretary Miles and Myself are going to bring the tank out to get this one on proper.
Feel free to use this thread as a means to make and arrange a trade before the meeting and\or to show what you have up for grabs. Maybe even make a request and see if some one going can accommodate. These are always fun so post something up and see if you can work out a swap.
Saturday March 12th is the day for out next PNWMAS Meeting 1:00PM. A Meet and Greet will be hosted by Vis and I think that this will be a perfect opportunity to do another frag swap. You know the drill, bring a cooler, Styrofoam, or good Tupperware full of your tradeable coral frags and see about exchanging one or two with a fellow member for something you don't have.
You can use this thread or start up another to make a more organized exchange. I like to see what people want or have to trade ahead of time to make things easier but I also come with a few surprises too just in case.
This is a great way to snag some corals, save some cash, and make some friends. You can learn a lot from some one who has successfully kept and propagated a certain specimen.
Also a good time to help out a new guy with that coral that just doesn't fit into you tank any more.