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Unexpected mail

Unexpected mail

by Nikki Biskis In September 2018, SARA received what is probably the cutest scientific interview of all time. Billy, Charlie, Dylan and Jayden of...

The species we work with

Thanks to Garry Ogston, Gemma Bauld and Grace McNicholas and Morna McGuire for writing the summaries!Freshwater (or largetooth) sawfish Pristis...

Sawfish or sawshark?

Sawfish or sawshark?

By Paddy Burke (Sharks4Kids ambassador & PhD student at Macquarie University, @Patrick_Burke) The ocean is filled with so many...

Wrapping up 2018

Wrapping up 2018

SARA was founded with the goal to contribute to elasmobranch science in Queensland and Australia, while also working with people from all walks of...

Playing the food web game

Playing the food web game

In early November 2018, Sharks4Kids and Sharks And Rays Australia embarked on a joint mission to visit schools around Far North...

Sawfish at the Cairns Museum

Sawfish at the Cairns Museum

In August 2018, Sharks And Rays Australia and the Cairns Museum jointly organized a sawfish afternoon at the museum, for National Science Week. Kier...

When art meets conservation

When art meets conservation

When I heard that Pangea Seed Foundation was considering to use Cairns as the canvas for their first Australian Sea Walls event, I was really...

Saws

Saws

This blog post was originally published as a project update for the Save Our Seas Foundation. You can access the original post here. Sometimes...

SeaWalls 2018 Welcome

SeaWalls 2018 Welcome

SARA welcomes the Sea Walls artists to Cairns! Here, at Sharks And Rays Australia we are super excited to have you wonderful people...

Outreach, outreach, outreach

Outreach, outreach, outreach

By Barbara Wueringer Even if your research is extremely meaningful, there is a high chance that most people outside of your field have...

Release a sawfish video

Release a sawfish video

Our friends over at NESP (Northern Environmental Science Program) and Charles Darwin University have created an awesome video on how to release...

Sawfish, stingrays and SARA

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...

2016 in review

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...

The other side of fieldwork

The other side of fieldwork

Access the original blog post written for the Save Our Seas Foundation here By Barbara Wueringer One of the goals of my project was to find out if...

The Daintree

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...

The saw-less sawfish?

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...

Sawfish art work by Sue Ryan

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...

Humble beginnings

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?’...

Media involving SARA and our research!

October 2019: ABC National. Sawfish used to be plentiful around Australia’s coastline, but their numbers have dropped off a cliff. https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-10-17/sawfish-disappearing-queensland-river/11601108

October 2019: The Guardian Australia. Sawfish numbers in global stronghold are dropping, prompting calls for fishing protection. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/17/sawfish-numbers-in-global-stronghold-fall-prompting-calls-for-fishing-protection?

January 2019: ABC Perth, Pictures of sawfish – dead or alive – needed from citizen scientists to help understand decline. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-09/sawfish-trophy-fishing-probed-by-citizen-science-survey/10698468?

January 2019: SBS online. Experts warn Australian sawfish close to dying out. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/experts-warn-australian-sawfish-close-to-dying-out

January 2019: The West, Australian sawfish close to extinction. https://thewest.com.au/news/fishing/australian-sawfish-close-to-extinction-ng-b881068436z

January 2019: SARA & Science in Public press release. Access the press release here.

Win TV FNQ local news January 08, 2019

ABC News on the 24 hr News channel, January 09, 2019

November 2018: ABC News on a fatal shark bite incident in Cid Harbour, Whitsundays, Qld. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-07/queensland-tourism-operator-concern-cid-harbour-shark-attacks/10470960

October 2018: Australian geographic voices experts opinions on shark attacks https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2018/10/experts-weigh-in-on-the-whitsundays-shark-encounters/

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/

August 2014: Article in Australian geographic on the hunting abilities of sawfish https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2014/08/sawfish-uses-snout-to-find-and-stun-prey/

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/