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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Articles involving SARA and our research!
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
July 2017: Gallery in Australian Geographic displaying a saw-less sawfish we caught in the same month.
March 2017: Article in New Scientist on the stealth hunting abilities of sawfish. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2126267-sawfishs-fearsome-snout-evolved-to-be-undetectable-to-prey/
Article in Australian Geographic https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2017/03/sawfish-are-the-ultimate-stealth-hunters-study-finds/
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/