As we head into winter, and while we can’t easily meet you face to face, we thought it would be fun to create an advent calendar for our fellow shark lovers. We hope you enjoy opening a sharkie door each day, where you’ll find a…

We start with a quote from Rabat Middle School St. Nicholas College “This was a very exciting week for our Science Department and our year 8 students. We had our Virtual Teen Science Cafe, the first of its kind which was a big success. 6…

We have some good news in these strange and difficult times, and a call for your support.   COVID-19 has restricted almost all of the public events and activities we would normally offer. However the Sharklab team and our interns have been able to continue…

We were delighted to release this beautiful Nursehound on Saturday. A very happy day. Originally recovered in an eggcase from a landed shark at the fishmarket, she has been very well nurtured by the Malta National Aquarium, and with help from Maltaqua she was safely…

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…