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Sawfish, stingrays and SARA

By Rebecca Bateman-John (insta: @rebeccabj_captured) When I first applied to volunteer with Sharks and Rays Australia (SARA) on a sawfish expedition, I was mostly thinking that it would be a fantastic opportunity to get some more field research experience...

Delta Downs Expedition (Part Two) by Liz Xanthopoulos

by Liz Xanthopolous, A visitor to this time   Home became the banks of the river, which had a 3 metre steep elevation from the water, so we were completely safe from said Jurassic creatures creeping up and snatching one of us while we slept. We found a large...

Delta Downs Expedition 2016 (Part One) by Liz Xanthopoulos

by Liz Xanthopoulos, A visitor to this time    “Don’t think about, just go!” was the last thing Hannah said to me before I took a deep breath and flung myself over the side of the boat landing in shin deep, crocodile infested waters. What happened next is kind of...

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 The first time I saw a sawfish, I was mesmerised. The question that sprang instantly to mind – and also the one...

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...

Media

September 2017: Dr Wueringer is interviewed for an article on the rescue of 40 sawfish pups in the NT

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2017/09/rangers-save-40-endangered-sawfish-pups-from-dry-waterhole

July 2017: Gallery in Australian Geographic displaying a saw-less sawfish we caught in the same month.

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2017/08/the-endangered-sawfish-shark/sawfish

June 2011: Article in National Geographic on the hunting abilities of sawfish. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/06/110616-sawfish-snout-sixth-sense-animals-environment-science/