Zone 4: Roman Times

Tanks 36, 38-40
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 displayed in this area is a replica of the original anchor of St Paul’s shipwreck 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.

The Jesus Christ statue represents the statue which was sunk in commemoration of the Pope’s visit to Malta in 1990 near St Paul’s islands. The tank exhibits fish which surround the statue in the sea such as damselfish (Chromis Chromis, cawla), ornate wrasse (Thalassoma pavo, ludhi) sea urchins and painted combers (Serranus scriba, burqax).

Within the tank displaying the bow of the shipwreck, one can see a number of large Mediterranean fish species such as the blue runner, amberjack and moray eel. Fish living at great depths in the Mediterranean Sea can be observed throughout this tank and as well in the following tank. At Lantern Point you’ll be able to see red porgy, Pandora and other local species from the depths.

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