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2016 in review

I am sitting in my office in Cairns. When I look out of the window I can see dark clouds hanging in the sky, bringing with them the beginning of the wet season. As our remote field sites can only be accessed by dirt road, these clouds indicate the end of our field...

The other side of fieldwork

BLOG POST WRITTEN FOR SAVE OUR SEAS FOUNDATION By Barbara Wueringer One of the goals of my project was to find out if sawfish are or have the potential to be a flagship species for the geographical region and ecosystems that they are found in. As this first field...

The Daintree

access the original blog post for the Save Our Seas Foundation here BY BARBARA WUERINGER, 26 SEPTEMBER 2016 The Daintree River is surrounded by lush rainforest. Photo © Barbara Wueringer | Sharks And Rays Australia Native species of taro and freshwater mangroves...

The saw-less sawfish?

Access the original blog post written by Barbara for the Save Our Seas Foundation here. SOSF PROJECT: SAWFISH SAFEHOUSE BY BARBARA WUERINGER, 17 JUNE 2016 Facts In countries where sawfishes are protected, the removal of a sawfish’s saw is illegal. As sawfishes are...

Sawfish art work by Sue Ryan

Last week we were fortunate to visit Sue Ryan in her studio near Tomoulin, Far North Queensland. Sue had just finished her sawfish figure. It measures 4.5m long and was comissioned by the Glasgow museum. The frame of the sawfish was made from a chicken wire and...

Humble beginnings

Access the original blog post written by Barbara for the Save Our Seas Foundation here BY BARBARA WUERINGER, 23 FEBRUARY 2016 ‘So what do you do?’ ‘I’m a biologist. I work with sawfish.’ ‘Starfish, really? How exciting!’ ‘No, no, SAWFISH! You know, its body looks like...

The fate of amputee sawfish

Read more about our recent paper in the press release by Murdoch University, which is copied below. http://media.murdoch.edu.au/murdoch-researchers-highlight-the-cruelty-of-amputating-sawfish-rostra Murdoch researchers highlight the cruelty of amputating sawfish...

Sawfish species identification flyer

Our collaboration with the Sawfish Conservation Society has resulted in this species identification flyer for Queensland's sawfishes. We will be distributing it on our upcoming trips in Far North Queensland and the Cape York Peninsula. If you would like some paper...

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