Dr Alan Deidun at the Marine Biology Congress Dr Alan Deidun B.Sc.(Hons.) Ph.D.,M.I.Biol. attended the 38th Annual SIBM (Societa Italiana di Biologia Marina) Congress from the 28th May to the 1st of June 2007 at Santa Margerita Ligure in Liguria, Italy. At the same congress, Dr Deidun presented an academic paper, for which he is lead author, on scientific surveys conducted within the waters around the islet of Filfla. In fact, one of the main themes of the congress was the study of MPA’s (Marine Protected Areas). Dr Deidun is a member of SIBM and has already attended past congresses organised by the same marine biology society, which brings together marine biologists from all around the Mediterranean.

Dr Deidun would like to thank the Italo-Maltese Cultural Agreement and MEPA for their help in making such a visit and paper presentation possible.