by Richard Back
Marine Aquarium Societies of North America or MASNA for short has been managing the grandest stage of our industry, MACNA as far as one can remember. They are non profit organization that tirelessly work to make our hobby a better one and one of the many great things that they do is giving scholarships to well deserving, extremely intelligent, up and coming aspiring marine biologists. Why is this important? Not only having well educated scientists to help us in our hobby to move in the direction that we need to go, it will also give us more voices with credentials to advocate for our hobby. Take a look at this year's award winner Mathias Wagner and see his work that has gotten him this award. I have personally met Mathias day before MACNA at MACNA VIP party with Julian Sprung and had some fascinating conversations about his work, hybrid corals and possibilities things to come.
We will get a group of dedicated writers that will share ideas, product reviews and thoughts.