Sawfish

In a new endangered species episode, Mariana and Jonah get together to talk about sawfish, of which all five species are endangered or critically endangered. The sawfish are so-called for their chainsaw-shaped rostra (noses), and their ecologies are just as interesting as their faces.

Sources & Links:

Read the fascinating NatGeo features that inspired today's topic:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/04/searching-for-last-remaining-sawfish

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/150601-virgin-birth-animals-sawfish-endangered-genetics-science/

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/06/110616-sawfish-snout-sixth-sense-animals-environment-science/

Visit the IUCN profiles for all five species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/search?query=sawfish&searchType=species

And watch an incredible video of a sawfish birth: https://www.earthtouchnews.com/conservation/endangered/first-ever-sawfish-birth-filmed-in-the-wild-video/?fbclid=IwAR0tGROiu0UINCEjZSnoMV_zKKstTrujpXEYJRhOVfrms5dB4WOi_ViD0mI

 

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