NERAC IX to infinity and beyond

by | Mar 16, 2015 | Science | 0 comments

11068299_626578650809037_3463944896070992272_nIt’s the most wonderful time of the year… the North East Reef Aquarium Conference or better known as NERAC! That’s right, folks! Coming up this Saturday, March 21st is NERAC IX, home of some of the greatest memories you could ever have. This year is going to be EPIC, thanks to all the hard work of the Long Island Reef Association! As usual NERAC will take place at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, home to the mother of all reef tanks.

This year there are going to be some mind blowing speakers; Jamie Craggs; Dr. Sanjay Joshi; Richard Ross; Jake Adams

-With Special Guest Mark Callahan aka Mr. Saltwater tank will be in attendance to document this epic event. But that’s not all; he will also be raffling off a sweet prize! To find out more about Mr. Saltwater Tank’s contest follow this link:

After feeding your brain, you can feed your stomach with a delicious lunch catered by the staff of Atlantis Banquets and Events.

Alongside this already brilliant event, will be some fin-tastic vendors providing you with any dry goods or frags you could ever want.10174915_10205224422400389_6164322510648064252_n

Along with Mark’s contest there are plenty of other amazing items that will be raffled off. I’ve seen some of the sweet raffle prizes and trust me…you will want at least 50 tickets.

If all of that wasn’t enough to convince you to drop all of your plans for next Saturday and get the frag out here, there is an elegantly catered dinner with an open bar! Have you ever wanted to sit and have dinner at an aquarium? Well here is your chance. Also did I mention there’s an open bar?!

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  • Noel Heinsohn

    Noel started his passion for marine life back in high-school: as far away from the ocean as possible...Iowa. Thanks to an Aquarium Science high-school program he attended for several years at Central Campus. While attending high school, he worked at the local zoo as their aquarist and a local fish store. After high school, Noel attended Oregon Coast Community College for their aquarium science program to advance his knowledge. While in college he worked for Hatfield Marine Science center as an aquarist and interned for NOAA working with cold water aquaculture. For the last five years, he has been serving time at the Long Island Aquarium as their aquaculture aquarist. During this time he has raised 20+ species of fish and invertebrates, including the first captive-bred anthias and the first Genicanthus lamarcks.

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