MACNA 2020 has been Canceled

With the current impact of COVID19 on the aquatics industry, we were wondering what if any announcement MASNA would make regarding their 2020 MACNA conference. We just received word from MASNA the 2020 MACNA conference scheduled for Fri, Aug 28,…

MASNA opens 2nd Annual MASNA Scientific Poster Session ahead of MACNA in August

The Marine Aquarium Society of North America (MASNA) just announced its 2nd Annual MASNA Scientific Poster Session ahead of MACNA in August. Poster abstract submissions are due July 14, 2017. What exactly is a scientific poster? Exactly what it sounds like —…

MACNA New Orleans Is Happening In Seven Weeks!

MACNA 2017 is only seven weeks away! Here’s what you need to know to attend the years biggest saltwater event. Conference Location MACNA 2017 will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana! Maps and Driving…

MASNA Scientific Poster Sessions – Now Accepting Submissions

2nd Annual MASNA Poster Session 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 hopes Dr. Junda Lin Memorial Fund leads to freely accessible research

Scientific research can be costly to conduct, prepare and publish, as well as costly to access. While the first one is hard to change, the latter is something MASNA is hoping to change with the Dr. Junda Lin Memorial Fund…

Who will be the 2016 MASNA Aquarist of the Year?

Each year MASNA members nominate individuals who have contributed to the hobby for the MASNA Aquarist of the Year award. The award is presented at MACNA, during the Saturday banquet. Last years winner, Terry Siegel, joined a renowned group of…

MASNA looking for director for MACNA, Scientific Poster Session closing soon

Love MACNA and have some experience as an event planner? Then MASNA is looking for you. There is currently an opening for a Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) Director who has an event management, meeting planning, or other…

Ahead of “Finding Dory” premier MASNA reminds us about the potential Dory Effect

Disney’s “Finding Dory” officially premiers tomorrow and we are expecting to see a Dory Effect with a spike of interest in aquarium fish, particularly “Dory” the absent-minded blue tang or palette surgeonfish featured in this movie. There was a significant uptick…

MASNA Student Scholarship Program has $8,000 available for college students

The Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) has announced it is offering $8,000 as part of its 2016-17  MASNA Student Scholarship program to help stimulate and promote the pursuit of marine science, particularly around topics that are relevant to the…

MASNA has open call for first “Scientific Poster Session” at MACNA

Scientific posters are gaining popularity to visually represent complex research in a short, yet impactful way. The Marine Aquariums Society of North America (MASNA) has put out an open call for its Scientific Poster Session to be presented at this year’s…