Malta expands habitat protections in the Mediterranean and protects 35 percent of its waters | Oceana
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This announcement is the result of Oceana efforts that began in 2013, and the protections are based on the findings of two Oceana expeditions (2015 and 2016 LIFE BaĦAR Expeditions). Oceana mapped out sandbanks, reefs and more than 89 marine caves through use of a remotely operated vehicle and scuba divers. With these new measures, 35 percent of Malta’s waters are now protected.