Zone 1: Malta’s western shoreline & Submarine

This zone consists primarily of Mediterranean species such as the gilt-head sea bream (Sparus aurata, Awrat), European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax, Spnot), amongst others such as mullet, grouper, amberjacks and scorpionfish. So far, more than 300 sharks were given back to Maltese waters due to this collaboration between our Aquarium and Sharklab.

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Zone 2: Valletta Harbour

On entering the Grand harbour, you will find yourselves surrounded by a beautiful mural and more local fish including sea bream, mottled grouper (Mycteroperca rubra, Cerna) and more.

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Zone 3: Tropical Oceans

The main tank inhabits marine life from the Indo- Pacific ocean displaying numerous shoals of pompano fish, unicorn tangs, batfish and other individual fish.

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Zone 4: Roman Times

Welcome aboard… this zone characterises an ancient ghost shipwreck where you will see replicas of ancient Roman remains as well as displaying an array of damselfish, clownfish, cleaner shrimps and more. The anchor of St Paul’s shipwreck in this area is a replica of the original which was found in 2005 and is currently placed at the Malta Maritime Museum. It is thought to be the one used by Saint Paul during his voyage to Malta.

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Zone 5: Gozo and Comino

Fascinating scenes of the Azure window, Xwejni saltpans and the Blue Lagoon surround this zone and truly illustrate the beauty of Malta’s sister islands, Gozo and Comino. In this zone you will see freshwater tanks, bringing about a lot of biodiversities.

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Reptiles and Amphibian area

The new reptiles and amphibians area has been open to the public since November 2015. Here you can view a range of animals from all over the world, starting from invertebrates (stick insects, beetles, Brazilian red and white tarantulas) to reptiles (black and white argentine tegus, snakes, leopard geckos and Anole lizards) with also a chance to see poison dart frogs.

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