Looking back at 2018…. sneak peak @ 2019


Just around the corner can you believe it? Wow what a great year for San Diego Marine Aquarists as we enter into our 2nd year as a local reef club!

Wow been a busy month that’s for sure….. we had a great time at SDMA Beach clean-up Dec 1st 2018 can you believe we collected 89 pounds of trash ranging from the usual ciggy butts to one person found a destroyed lobster trap! 20181201_093847.jpgWant to Thank Andrew Hedman and his company Thrivent Financial that he works for donating a 250.00 gift card, it got a lot of goodies like power bars,snacks of all types, jerky,water,Gatorade and asst healthy fruit bars.

It had rain the day before so beach had been cleaned by rain and high waves But we did catch alot of things left behind by nature. I must say folks are starting to be aware of the need to help keep things cleaned up and do there part. We had 15+ show up to help out even had a local couple stop by and ask if they could join us!

We will be doing this again very soon in 2019!




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Stick around guy’s we have some Great Speakers planned for 2019, Jan we will start our 2019 SIO Speakers Series with Kayla Wilson – Conservation of Medicinal Marine Sponges …January 25th 2019 – 7:00 pm @ Sizzler

Kayla Wilson – Conservation of Medicinal Marine Sponges Kayla  Wilson

Kayla earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, where she worked with Professor Larryn Peterson to design and synthesize antibacterial compounds that mimic the natural substrate of the LpxC enzyme. Sailing across the Atlantic on an oceanographic research vessel sparked her interest in marine systems. Kayla is interested in the microbiome of marine sponges and hopes to increase understanding of the chemical signaling between the host sponge and its symbionts. She joined the Moore lab in the Fall of 2017.

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We have been invited back for the second year to the West Coast Coral Show in Fullerton, Ca April 27th Saturday 2019 11am to 4 pm. Want to take a day trip stop on by! 32116960_2118086218425987_2302015351539367936_n

A few pictures from last show…


Well I was excited to see that announcement The West Coast Coral Show San Diego on May 19th 2019 in Mission Valley! This is great news for all the San Diego Hobbyist…. When link is posted jump on in and grab a ticket and come see us.


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Looking back 2018 we had some great speakers and events with more to come!





Photo by Andrew Hedman



Looking forward to seeing you all in 2019 and make it even a better year!



Until then happy reefing…..




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