The Endangered Sawfish

Spotlight: Women in Science

Sawfish are large shark-like rays that once were relatively common in the coastal waters of the southeastern United States. Now, the largetooth sawfish is locally extinct and the smalltooth sawfish is endangered.  To protect and recover the remaining sawfish population in Florida scientists are striving to learn as much as possible about this iconic and fascinating
fish.

During her presentation, Tonya Wiley (President of Havenworth Coastal Conservation) will share the history of sawfish in the US, interesting facts about sawfish, updates on current research projects, explanations of management tools such as the Endangered Species Act, descriptions of ways you can be involved in the recovery of sawfish, and other information about the unique and endangered smalltooth sawfish.

Facilitator

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Tonya Wiley has been conducting conservation biology studies of sawfish since 2001, including research on the endangered smalltooth sawfish in Florida. She is an appointed member of, and team leader for, the NOAA Fisheries Smalltooth Sawfish Recovery Implementation Team – a panel of experts working to protect the remaining sawfish population in the United States and save the species from extinction.  Tonya is the President of Havenworth Coastal Conservation, founded to promote the sustainable use and conservation of marine resources through research, outreach, and education.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. The zoom links are sent via email in your membership update letter, and again an hour before each event. To get access to our programs, visit our registration page.

This meeting takes place on Zoom. The zoom links are sent via email in your membership update letter, and again an hour before each event. To get access to our programs, you may become a member.