We would love to hear from you if you have seen a ray or a skate. This will help us to better understand where different species spend their time around our Islands.
You can use the sightings input form below. Please enter as much information as you can, and attach photographs if you have them.
If you are unsure what type of ray or skate you saw then you’ll find images of species previously seen in Maltese waters on our Ray ID page and our Skate ID page. This may help you with identification. If you are still unsure then there is the option to select ‘unknown’ for the species.
When you submit your form it will go straight to our sightings co-ordinator and scientific officer for verification and recording.
We would like to thank you in advance for your support in the collection of sighting information.
We are developing an interactive map which will show confirmed sightings in Maltese waters to date. We hope you will find this interesting and useful, and it will inspire you to snorkel or dive to try to see other amazing creatures.
We’ll share our sightings map here in the next few months, when we have verified our reported sightings.