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Outreach materials

Stay tuned for our outreach materials which will be freely available shortly. They have been developed in collaboration with Sharks4Kids and are based on the childrens’ book ‘The Adventures of Sonya the Freshwater Sawfish’ by Stirling Peverell. You can buy the book here

Interested in identifying sawfish in Queensland? Download our species ID flyer here

More outreach materials and kids games developed by the Sawfish Conservation Society can be found here

Interested in any paper that has ever been published about sawfish? The complete list has been compiled by Jeff Whitty from the Sawfish Conservation Society and you can find it here

Publications

Scientific Publications:

O’Leary BC, Winther-Janson M, Bainbridge JM, Aitken J, Hawkins JP, Roberts CM. 2016. Effective coverage targets for ocean protection. Conservation Letters, DOI: 10.1111/conl.12247 open access

Morgan DL, Wueringer BE, Allen MG, Ebner BC, Whitty JM, Gleis AC, Beatty SJ. Only a sawfish needs its saw: what is the fate of amputee sawfish? Fisheries, 41 (2): 71-73 publisher, ResearchGate

Winther-Janson M, Wueringer BE, Seymour J. 2012. Electroreception in epaulette sharks, Hemiscyllium ocellatum. PLoS ONE. 7(11): e49857. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049857 open access

Wueringer BE, Kajiura SM, Squire L Jr, Tibbetts IR, Collin SP. 2011. Electric field detection in sawfish and shovelnose rays. PLoS ONE. 7(7): e41605. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041605. open access

Wueringer BE, Squire L Jr, Kajiura, SM, Hart NS,Collin SPC. 2011. The function of the sawfish’s saw. Current Biology 22(5) R150-R151. publisher, ResearchGate

Wueringer BE. 2012. Electroreception in elasmobranchs – sawfish as a case study. Brain, Behaviour and Evolution 80:97-107. DOI: 10.1159/000339873 ResearchGate

Wueringer BE, Peverell SC, Seymour J, Squire L Jr, Kajiura, SM, Collin SPC. 2011. Sensory systems in sawfishes – Part 1: The ampullae of Lorenzini. Brain, Behavior and Evolution. 78(2): 139-149. pdf

Wueringer BE, Peverell SC, Seymour J, Squire L Jr, Collin SP. 2011. Sensory systems in sawfishes – Part 2: The lateral line. Brain, Behavior and Evolution. 78(2): 150-161. open access

Marzullo TM, Wueringer BE, Squire, L Jnr, Collin SP. 2011. Description of the mechanoreceptive lateral line and the electroreceptive ampullary system in the freshwater whipray Himantura dalyensis. Marine & Freshwater Research 62: 771-779 ResearchGate

Wueringer BE, Squire L Jr, Collin SP. 2009. The biology of extinct and extant sawfish (Batoidea: Sclerorhynchidae and Pristidae). Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 19:445-464. ResearchGate

Wueringer BE, Tibbetts IR, Whitehead DL. 2009. Ultrastructure of the ampullae of Lorenzini of the eastern shovelnose ray, Aptychotrema rostrata. Zoomorphology 128: 45-52. ResearchGate

Wueringer BE, Tibbetts IR. 2008. Comparison of the ampullary and lateral line systems of two species of shovelnose ray. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 18(1): 47-64. ResearchGate

 

Publications for a general readership:

Wueringer BE. 2012. Demystifying a sea monster. Australasian Science Sept 2012: 29-31. link to publisher 

Phillips N, Wueringer BE. 2015. Sawfish – Ancient predators in need of modern conservation tools. Wildlife Australia, Autumn 2015 ResearchGate

Publications accepted (but not published yet):

Bradney D, Evans S, Davidson A, Wueringer BE, Morgan DL, Clausen P. Sawfishes stealth revealed using computational fluid dynamics. Accepted in Journal of Fish Biology, September 2016.

Nevatte RJ, Williamson JE, Vella NGF, Raoult V, Wueringer BE. Microanatomy and behavioural implications of the barbels of the common sawshark Pristiophorus cirratus. Accepted in Journal of Fish Biology, August 2016.

Nevatte RJ, Wueringer BE, Jacob DE, Park JM, Williamson JE. First insights into the function of the sawshark rostrum through examination of rostral tooth microwear. Accepted in Journal of Fish Biology, November 2016.

 

Publications in review:

Wueringer BE. 2016. Sawfish catches in the Queensland Shark Control Program 1964 – 2016. In review at Endangered Species Research.

O’Shea O, Wueringer BE, Brooks EJ. An assessment of the trophodynamics and prey discrimination in the yellow ray (Urotrygonidae), from The Bahamas. In review at MEPS.

 

Publications in preparation:

Winther-Janson M, Wueringer BE. Sensory specialisations in sawsharks

Peverell SC, Whitty J, Wueringer BE. Age and growth in Australian species of sawfish verified with LA-ICPMS.

Wueringer BE, Kempster R, Collin SP. Sensory adaptations of juvenile spear tooth sharks Glyphis glyphis. 

Wueringer BE, Coimbra JP, Collin SP. Sensory systems in sawfishes: Part III Retinal specialisations in the freshwater sawfish Pristis pristis in comparison with a shark ray Rhina ancylostoma.

Wueringer BE, Collin SP. Social interactions and dominance hierarchies in the freshwater sawfish Pristis pristis.