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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!

February 2022: Cosmos Magazine. Old photos provide key details in bid to save sawfish. Link

February 2022: Good news Fraser Coast. Historic photo found at Hervey Bay Museum. Link

June 2022: Cape York NRM. LandsCAPE magazine. Sawfish monitoring raises new concerns. Link

September 2022: Cape York Weekly. Cape’s citizen scientists can help sawfish search. Edition 101, sept 13, 2022. P. 12. Link

October 2022: Cape York Weekly. East coast sawfish find brings joy to researchers. Edition 105 October 11, 2022. P. 2. Link

November 2021: Sawfish research team visit Kowanyama. Kowanyama Project News Issue 6. By Vivian Sinnamon.

October 2021: ABC News Far North. Indigenous rangers, scientists call for change of status for endangered sawfish. Link

October 2021: ABC Queensland Saturday breakfast radio. Rare sawfish find links cultural past with conservation future. Link

September 2021: Radio interview BEW. How to conduct research in croc infested waters. ABC Far North Radio. Mornings with Phil Stanley. Link 

August 2021: ABC Wide Bay. People power needed to help bring endangered sawfish back from brink of extinction. Link

August 2021: 7 News Toowoomba. Evening News video. Link

August 2021: Press release by USC. Study seeks photos, sightings to save iconic sawfish. Link

February 2020: Press release by Science in Public. You saw sawfish! Link

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/