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 our main dissection area, and our tea and coffee corner, means we are ready to use this great space on a regular basis for education and research.
This achievement has been completed by our volunteers and amazing interns. Thank you wonderful people! Thank you too, to the people who donated us the materials we needed.
Sharklab-Malta were delighted to take part in the annual European Elasmobranch Association conference in Calabria. A number of us spent a wonderful three days sharing knowledge and experience with other elasmobranch scientists from around the world.
Malta National Aquarium celebrated their 5th birthday with a special weekend of visitor activities. Sharklab-Malta were delighted to be invited to get involved, and we loved the atmospheric setting we were given for our stand. Great fun!
We had a wonderful 11th birthday party at Qawra to celebrate Sharklab-Malta being 11 years old. Great food, good friends, a beautiful sunset and a whole load of achievements to look back on and celebrate. Now looking forward to the year ahead!
Sharklab-Malta had a wonderful time at Esplora Science Centre last week – it was fantastic to see so many of you come and see us! We met lots of families, diving groups, and a big group of scouts, beavers and cubs who were camping locally.
We’ve had great feedback from Esplora and from you directly, and we’re delighted to hear that many people said that their favourite thing of the day was SHARKS!
It is so encouraging to see the support and interest you all give us, especially from children who think sharks are both cool and need protection – a great perpective. If you missed out you can come and visit us at one of our regular monthly Awareness Days at the Malta National Aquarium – you can check out dates here.
A HUGE Thank you to all who came along and supported the release of 9 sharks this morning.
Thank you to Dan and the team at the Malta National Aquarium and Simone and the staff at Maltaqua.
Total number released to date : 314 sharks
Big thanks to Ocean Foto and Mario Micallef for sharing these stunning photographs.