Sharklab-Malta and Nature Trust are lobbying the maltese government to give legal protection to bull-rays in Maltese waters. Sharklab-Malta were founders of the “Fly with Bull rays” international research project.https://sharklab-malta.org/fly-with-bull-rays/ This is a report in the Times of Malta https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/authorities-urged-to-protect-rare-bull-rays.810837 So far our interns have…

These small-spotted catshark pups hatched at the Aquarium from egg cases that were rescued from Maltese fish markets. The egg cases are removed from the females, brought to Malta National Aquarium and taken care of until they hatch! Then after 6-9 months, the sharks are…

Jul 2020: Today we said goodbye to our interns, Will Redding and Anona Griffiths who have supported us during these unusual months. They have done an amazing job with us, and have contributed greatly, including research, snorkel surveys and fishmarket visits. Will is a Wildlife Conservation…

Unfortunately, in these difficult times, we have had to cancel our planned face to face events.  While lockdown restrictions are slowly beginning to ease, we are not yet at the stage where we can re-commence community activities. We will do this as soon as it…

We were delighted to recognise World Oceans Day 2020 with our first solo online broadcast supported by a live audience. In these strange times it’s great to find new ways to keep in touch and share our love of sharks, skates and rays. We hope our…

Our early morning visit to the fish market was very busy and productive. We found an interesting number of landed species – we saw a six gill, a seven gill, spurdogs, a smoothhound, a starry smoothhound, a small spotted catshark, a nursehound, a long nosed skate…

We had two very successful dissection days last weekend. We were working on sharks and rays provided by the Malta fish market, where sharks are sometimes landed. We never kill sharks, but dissection of landed sharks allows us to better understand the biology, morphology and…