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July 2024 Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, July 15, 2024.  BAS will be having Rick Rego as a speaker.  His talk will be on “The Non-indigenous Fishes in Florida”.

 Richard J. Rego has been keeping fish for over 30 years, in addition to reptiles and amphibians.  His interest lies mostly in wild-type livebearers and North American native fishes.  In the past he has maintained nearly 100 aquariums in his personal fish room and currently maintains CARES species in his lab. He was past President of TFSRI, past chairman of the Northeast Livebearers Association, and also served on the Board of Governors for the Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies.

 He is currently involved in several reptile and amphibian related research projects in Massachusetts as a state-level and private contract biologist. Rick also works with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research based in Yarmouthport on Cape Cod. He also works with the marine mammal and sea turtle rescue response team at Mystic Aquarium. He responds to live and dead stranded marine mammals and also performs necropsies on various whale, dolphin, and seal species.

 Rick is the senior coordinator of the small animal, large animal, and wildlife anatomy teaching lab at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA, and is responsible for the anatomy course and dissections labs for 110 first year DVM candidates.

 After the talk, we will have our usual monthly auction, 50/50 split.    

 Please feel free to bring in refreshments to share.

 Our new location is now INSIDE the New England Aquarium. If you are driving, street meters are free after 8PM.  Also, there is plenty of street parking especially along India Street (set your GPS for 35 India Street) you will find empty meters. Paid parking is available nearby in the Boston Harbor Garage. If you are taking the MBTA, take the Blue line to Aquarium.

Anyone wishing to stay in touch with us:

 Please email our BAS Secretary & Membership Chair Donna McAndrews (marksdonnam@hotmail.com).

 She will put you on our Guest Membership List. You will receive reminders of our yearly NEAq Tour, Quarterly and Yearly Auctions and Monthly Speakers.

 Our Website Link is:  (https://bostonaquariumsociety.org)