**FREE Presentation** Dr. Paul V. Loiselle - Madagascar - GSAS

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    Dr. Paul V. Loiselle is an enthusiastic aquarist of over 50 years' experience. During the course of his career, Paul has had the opportunity to study cichlids in Madagascar, West Africa, Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika, Haiti, Mexico, Central America and the Peruvian Amazon. Emeritus Curator of Freshwater Fishes at the New York Aquarium and a Senior Conservationist of the Wildlife Conservation Society, he is actively involved in conservation programs focused on the fishes of Madagascar. Paul is a Scientific Advisor to the Association of Zoos and Aquarium's Freshwater Fish Taxa Advisory Group and Lake Victoria Cichlid Species Survival Program and serves in a similar capacity to the Madagascar Faunal Interest Group. A founding member and Fellow of the American Cichlid Association and a life Member of both the Association France Cichlide and the North Jersey Aquarium Society, he is an internationally published author of numerous articles on the care and breeding of ornamental fishes and such books as The Cichlid Aquarium, Your Garden Pond and The Fishkeeper's Guide to African Cichlids.

    The presentation is: Ny Trondro Malagasy! Home to lemurs, chameleons and exotic plants, the fabulous Red Island also boasts an amazing - and gravely threatened - assemblage of endemic fishes. This introduction to the Malagasy ichthyofauna focuses on Madagascar's endemic rainbowfishes, killies and cichlids, discusses the reasons for their dramatic decline and outlines how aquarists can play a role in saving these living fossils from extinction.

    The presentation that is open to the public will be Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 7:30 PM at Seattle Pacific University; Otto Miller Hall; Room 109; West Nickerson Street and 3rd Avenue West.

    Doors will open about 6:30 PM for a 'social hour'; the meeting will start at 7:30 PM.

    After the meeting please join us for our monthly auction and help to support the club that brings us all our these outstanding speakers.

    Guests are welcome; no entrance fee

    Family friendly but no childcare provided
    Free parking, accessible building
    No furry or feathered pets
    Go to http://www.gsas.org/ for more information and directions

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