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Hatfield Marine Science Center meeting July 2017

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Well folks, we have some exciting news about this months meeting!!!

On Saturday July 22, PNWMAS will be making the annual trip out to the Hatfield Marine Science Center but this year we are shaking things up with a change in the routine. Sid , the director at the MHSC, is going to take us through the building and into the west wing of the science center to give us a hands on animal health work up and exam, he says that there are at least two other animals for this workshop. Now I personally do not know what "fish/animals" these will be but I know I can learn a thing or two about diagnosis and treatment so this will be extremely educational.

 I have to also mention that I Love these trips out to the science center, they are always a Blast, and for a few reasons. Let me explain...

Reason #1- Super Geek Out! Sid is a specialist in his fields and is a wonderful person to ask questions and get information from. There has not been a time talking with this man that I did not learn something new, from the sounds of it we are about to get to the nitty gritty in the fish health exam. And lets not forget that this is a Marine Science Center!!! So much to do and see, there are several impressive displays last time I was in and a few hands on demos with a nice touch tank near the front lobby area.

Reason #2- The Coast! The beach, the seafood, and the sea life! These are all things that should be on ones agenda when heading West to our Pacific Ocean. Late July should be for some pretty decent weather too so more reason to come out and join us. I might even bring my flip flops and do a little beach combing with you.

Reason #3- Us PNWMAS crew, we will all be there not only during the presentation but afterwards as well to have a nice social gathering. Last year many of us ate at a local fish house together but this year we are doing our best to work out a location for a possible BBQ so stay tuned on that folks. It's gonna be fun in the sun with your favorite club.

Here are some meeting details below....

Hatfield Marine Science Center  - Visitor Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive 
Newport, Oregon 97365-5296


We suggest arriving at 10:30 AM since the actual demonstration will begin at 11:00AM. Come on out and take a look at the operations and educational facilities at HMSC.

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I love the science center. Sounds like it will be a great meeting.

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I have gone two times and each time was new and interesting. Sid is awesome. I like having a BBQ afterwards. I'm excited,,,,


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Hey folks!

Thanks for the kind words, Robert, but I must clarify one thing: I'm not the director of the facility but I am the director of the Aquatic Animal Teaching Lab, which we call the West Wing. I am planning on sedating at least two animals and performing a basic health work-up for you guys to observe and maybe participate in, if you like. Along with a colleague, we will show everybody how to perform a few health mgmt./diagnostic techniques, along with the resources we use to develop a health mgmt. plan for different conditions. Have not yet heard whether or not Dr. Tim will be able to join us but his default setting for such things is that he wants to come and participate whenever his schedule allows.

 

I am looking forward to reconnecting with some familiar faces and, as always, meeting some new ones, as this is an uncommonly cool group of fish- and coralheads. I have requested and confirmed the use of the courtyard on campus for the BBQ portion of this month's meeting, which will make everything easier for the generous souls who go above and beyond to organize and prepare food for us.

 

Looking very much forward to seeing you folks again and see you soon! :puffer:

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Should be a great meeting! And we also are in the clear for having a barbecue and there will be a few nice raffle items too!  Each person who attends will get one ticket and if you are a supporting member you will get 2 so everyone has an equal chance of getting the prizes!

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Thanks to Garrett from The Premium Aquarium for getting this prize at cost. 

Show up to the July meeting and you get a free raffle ticket. Be a supporting member and you get 2!! 

These digital refractometers are great especially as your eyes get older lol!  They are just plain easier to read even if your eyes aren't older !!

Best of all it's free if you just show up to the July meeting. Everyone gets an equal chance so pretty good odds !!

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2 hours ago, CuttleFishandCoral said:

Wow. I love my digital refractometer. I also loved the last time i went a meeting at Hatfield. Sid is great. 

I love mine too and consider it essential equipment. Sid is an amazing wealth of knowledge and it's always nice this time of year on the Oregon coast !

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Been many years since I made it to one of these so looking forward to being there again. Hoping for a good turnout!

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BBQ recipes are circling around in my brain!! :yippee:  going to do chicken legs on the grill with of course my own flair :cheer: and since no one ever eats the store bought veggie trays going to make one myself ?  Side dishes are welcome but not necessary as we will be driving a ways. Also taking requests if anyone has any burning desires for something special ?

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Thanks to Sid we have gotten a very nice spot for the afterwards BBQ, sounds like there is seating indoors and out in addition to the grills, thanks again Sid. And it would be nice if you could break away Jeff, always good to have you at the shindigs to talk reef. I hope a few others find the summer trip out to the coast intriguing as well.

And a Milwaukee digital refractometer is something we could all use, easy to calibrate and easy to read, very nice raffle prize choice Kim.

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On July 15, 2017 at 7:17 PM, Sirena said:

BBQ recipes are circling around in my brain!! :yippee:  going to do chicken legs on the grill with of course my own flair :cheer: and since no one ever eats the store bought veggie trays going to make one myself ?  Side dishes are welcome but not necessary as we will be driving a ways. Also taking requests if anyone has any burning desires for something special ?

Everything you do is special Sirena!  Wonder if they would let us do a kalua pig - just need to dig a pit and find some sandalwood right?

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44 minutes ago, albertareef said:

Everything you do is special Sirena!  Wonder if they would let us do a kalua pig - just need to dig a pit and find some sandalwood right?

I guess we need to wear Hawaiian shirts and Leis. Maybe @HigherThinking could bring some back for us.

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Hey folks!

I am going through storage at HMSC and found a few tanks that are looking for new homes. These have been in storage for years so I cannot vouch for how well they hold water but I thought they might be useful to someone for sumps, quarantine tanks, refugia, etc. These are totally up for grabs and will go on a first reserved/first served basis (notify me by PM, please). The only caveat is that they need to go this Saturday (by decree of my supervisor) so if you can use these, please plan on picking them up at the meeting this Saturday or make arrangements for someone to pick them up for you.

 

I am heading out the door for a few hours shortly but will check back later this evening and send PMs to those that reserve tanks. When you do, please make sure that you note the approximate size of the tank(s) you want. After all the tanks are claimed, I will either reply to this post if I have a lot of PMs to answer or reply to each interested party individually if the PMs are a small and manageable number.

 

Thanks for your help and your interest and I look forward to seeing youse guys on Saturday!

Cheers,

 

Sid

 

 

 

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Very generous of you, some of those look like they are even drilled. If I wasn't already a culprit of tank hoarding I would grab one of these.

And Super Excited about tomorrows meeting, it's less than 24 hours away!!!

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Still time to load up the vehicle and make a run to the Newport coast to join us for the Hatfield meeting and BBQ, you know you want to take a trip out to the beach during the summer anyways. Looking forward to this one thats for sure.

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23 minutes ago, badxgillen said:

Still time to load up the vehicle and make a run to the Newport coast to join us for the Hatfield meeting and BBQ, you know you want to take a trip out to the beach during the summer anyways. Looking forward to this one thats for sure.

And if you need added incentive... the weather is stunningly beautiful!  Sunny, no clouds and should hit 70. Plus, if you stop at Cape Foulweather you might even see a whale!  They were there yesterday afternoon anyway ?

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