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…

Feb 2020: It’s great to welcome our new interns, Will Redding and Anona Griffiths who will support us during the next three months. Will is a Wildlife Conservation student from Nottingham Trent, and Anona is an Environmental Science student from Cardiff University.  They have jumped right…

Jan 2020 Sharklab-Malta are delighted to support this year’s Tiny Teen Cafes. The Science Centre, within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes organises ongoing campaigns to promote the uptake of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects by school students. One new activity, called Teen…

Jan 2020: Sharklab-Malta are delighted to support this year’s FEE Fest! During the three days we had great fun meeting 874 young students from 38 schools who were very keen to learn, asking loads of questions about the sharks, skates and rays around Malta. We told…

Jan 2020 We had our first Awareness Day at Malta National Aquarium and  we also met our new SOK (Systems of Knowledge) students for 2020. They’ll be working with us on their projects until Autumn. This first meeting was time to meet and get to…

Jan 2020 What a great start to 2020! While most of us are still wrapped up in winter woolies, our fantastic Sharklab-Malta interns Ben and Rhianna were in the sea doing snorkel research at Paradise Bay – a little cold weather doesn’t deter them! They…

Dec 2019 At the end of a busy and successful year we decided it was time to freshen up our website! All the great parts of our original website are still included, but we have added a few new sections for people who are interested in…

Nov 2019 On Saturday 2nd Nov the Sharklab-Malta dissection room major make-over was completed! We now have all the plumbing, hot and cold water – both in kitchen sink and bathroom. We have a functioning bathroom and fully tiled walls and floors! This along with…