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2013 Marine Breeder's Workshop only two weeks away!

By Shane Graber - Posted Jul 02, 2013 11:00 AM
If you have a passion, or even a passing interest in breeding marine ornamentals, you need to seriously consider attending this year's Marine Breeder's Workshop in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
2013 Marine Breeder's Workshop only two weeks away!

The only marine aquarium conference dedicated SOLELY to captive breeding.

The time is here once again for the Marine Breeder's Workshop, held yearly in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. This is the fourth annual event and this year's schedule of events is shaping up to be another great one with a list of great speakers, raffle, and social time so attendees can get to know others in the hobby that share their passion.

The Workshop will begin with presentations relating to the captive breeding of marine organisms by our first speakers, followed by a break for lunch. After lunch we will finish with the final two speakers. Attendees will have plenty of "one on one" time to ask questions and discuss their own, personal, breeding efforts both during and after the event. The Workshop will be held at the Cranbrook Institute of Science on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Check in Starts at 8:30 am and program will start promptly at 9:00 am.

Speaking this year will be:

  • Matthew Carberry (founder of Sustainable Aquatics)
  • Chad Clayton: "Culturing rotifers and copepods for use in marine ornamental larviculture", Reed Mariculture
  • Martin Moe: "Structure and operation of a unique culture system for rearing the larvae of Diadema antillarum, the long-spined sea urchin of Atlantic coral reefs"
  • David Watson (large animal veterinarian): experiences breeding Cardinalfish, beyond Banggais, and give tips on constructing a larval rearing system for the small fishroom.

Tickets for this year's event cost $45 for adults and $20 for students 16 and under.

Tentative Schedule of events:

Friday, July 12:
Informal reception at the Marriott Centerpoint - 8PM in the lobby bar

Saturday, July 13:
Workshop Registration - 8:30AM at the Cranbrook Institute of Science
Speaker Schedule - TBA

Speaker I: David Watson
9:30 - 10:30

Speaker II: Chad Clayton
11:00 - 12:00

12:00 - 1:00

MBI Awards:
1:00 - 1:30

Speaker III: Matthew Carberry
1:30 - 2:30

Special Guest Speaker:
2:45 - 3:00

Speaker IV: Martin Moe
3:15 - 4:15

Sunday, July 14:
Post-Workshop BBQ at Fishtal Propagations - 1PM
4680 Sherbourne Ave
Waterford, MI 48327

I have personally attended the last two Workshops and highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in breeding marine ornamentals.

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.


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