Malta National Aquarium
The Malta National Aquarium has been designed to replicate a number of scenic terrestrial and underwater locations in Malta including the Blue Grotto, the Grand Harbour and also other areas in Gozo and Comino. The displays are cleverly themed to tell a story of cultural and conservational importance related to the Maltese Islands, whilst the animals filling the displays are from native, cold water, and tropical marine as well as freshwater ecosystems.
The main tank of the aquarium houses species from all over the world, including a variety of sharks, rays and coral reef species. This tank is approximately 12 metres in diameter and allows visitors to go through a water tunnel thereby experiencing the fish at a much closer range.
The Aquarium is currently undertaking a number of projects related to cat shark and skate development of local species, as well as spreading awareness about local marine research and conservation.