MT0000107 Zona fil-Bahar fil-Grigal ta’ Malta

Name of Site:  Zona fil-Bahar fil-Grigal ta’ Malta 

Site code: MT0000107

Year of designation: 2012 

Area [ha]: 15519.4 

Annex 1 Protected Habitats:

  • 1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time
  • 1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae)
  • 1170 Reefs
  • 8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves


 Annex II protected species:

Gibbula nivosa



The site was identified in the Maltese marine IBA inventory as result of the EU LIFE+ Malta Seabird Project (LIFE10 NAT/MT/090) due to its importance for Hydrobates pelagicus and Puffinus yelkouan.