VIDEO: WAMAS & The Living Coral Biobank

12 Aug, 2022

Watch a free, open-access rebroadcast of the recent WAMAS meeting with Australian marine biologist Dr. Dean Miller and the Living Coral Biobank project.

via Washington DC Area Marine Aquarists Society

On August 6th, 2022, WAMAS (Washington DC Area Marine Aquarist Society) held its first in-person meeting since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The successful return to in-person meetings was lead by a presentation given by Dr. Dean Miller, livestreaming from Australia to speak with WAMAS members about the Great Barrier Reef Legacy Living Coral Biobank project. The meeting is also supported by a panel of experts consisting of Dr. Bruce Carlson, Dr. Mary Hagedorn, Keri O’Neil and Tamie Dewitt.

Examples of first frags of conserved stony species in temporary holding facilities at the Cairns Aquarium, Cairns Marine, and elsewhere. Courtesy: Living Coral Biobank.

WAMAS has recently announced an extremely generous $20,000 donation to the Living Coral Biobank project. In another example of the generosity of the WAMAS club and its members, WAMAS has made the recording of this event freely available to the public!

  • To learn more about WAMAS, visit
  • To learn more about the Great Barrier Reef Legacy Living Coral Biobank project, or to offer financial support for this privately-funded aquarium ark, visit

Watch Dr. Dean Miller presenting to WAMAS

Dr. Dean Miller marine biologist and Director of the Living Coral BioBank Project in Australia addresses WMAS.

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Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC & CORAL Magazines, and is a Sr. Editor and Publishing Partner with Aquatic Media Press, LLC & AMAZONAS Magazine. Matt has kept aquariums for 38 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized with the 2009 MASNA Award as the MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

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