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NOAA Issues Emergency Effort For Endangered Sawfish

In a press release issued March, 27 2024 NOAA stated the following:

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is documenting reports of abnormal fish behavior, including spinning and whirling, in the Lower Florida Keys. Along with this abnormal behavior, there have also been reports of fish deaths in these areas, including more than 28 smalltooth sawfishas of March 24. The Commission is leading an effort to investigate the abnormal behavior and cause of death. Efforts to collect and analyze samples are underway.

NOAA Fisheries’ sawfish recovery coordinator Adam Brame said, “If the opportunity presents itself, this would be the first attempt ever to rescue and rehabilitate smalltooth sawfish from the wild.”

Read NOAA’s full release here.

Learn more and donate to the rescue efforts at

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