The MarineLife Aquarium Society of Michigan (MASM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of the worlds natural marine environments and promotion of intelligent Marine Protected Areas. MASM furthers these goals through the education of members and the public about the care, breeding and propagation of marine fish, coral and invertebrates; promotion and support of efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting of marine animals; prevention of abuse to marine animals in general; and promotion and continued interest in the maintenance, study and propagation of marine life. MASM holds monthly educational programs as well as an annual educational conference featuring tours and presentations from local aquarists and Nationally renown Experts in the study of marine animals.
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MASM Breeding Initiative Workshop
Saturday, March 13, 2010
1:00:00 PM
Venue / Location
Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303


The Marinelife Aquarium Society of Michigan is pleased to announce
The MASM Breeder's Workshop!

Please join us for an exciting afternoon with two of the brightest stars in the marine breeding realm...

Matthew Wittenrich

Matthew Wittenrich is a marine biologist who has been deeply involved with the aquarium world since the age of 15. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne Florida, with research projects centered in the Philippines. Matthew has successfully raised over 56 species of marine fish and shrimp. His research focuses on the development of feeding abilities in early stage larvae of coral reef fishes.
Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen currently resides in Duluth, MN, and has been a marine aquarist for 23 years, and an aquarist for 28 years. Matt's current area of interest is marine fish breeding. He has currently spawned 17 species of marine fish, successfully raising five of them including one worldwide first (the Harlequin Filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris). Matt Pedersen is credited with starting MOFIB and writing for multiple publications. Matt was awarded "Aquarist of the Year" honors by both IMAC West and MASNA in 2009 in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to the marine aquarium hobby.

In an effort to support and encourage captive breeding, MASM has designed a workshop that will both inspire and assist anyone that is interested in captive breeding.

This Workshop is part of the larger MASM Breeding Initiative:

The Workshop will begin with presentations relating to the captive breeding of marine organisms by both speakers.

After a short break, attendees will have plenty of "one on one" time to ask questions and discuss their own, personal, breeding efforts.

The Workshop will be held at the Cranbrook Institute of Science on Saturday, March 13, 2010. 
Check in Starts at 12:30 pm and program will start promptly at 1pm.

Admission is free to MASM members. Non-members can purchase tickets in advance for $5, or at the door for $10.
Advance Ticket sales end at 12 midnight on March 12th.

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Speakers/Highlights For This Event Include
  • Matt Pedersen
        - Marine Breeding (12:00 AM)

  • Matthew Wittenrich
        - Marine Breeding (12:00 AM)
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