Sawfish in The Marls!













Two days ago, a sawfish was sighted in The Marls by Sam and Jacque
Cannon with their guide Justin Sands. This was a first time sighting for
the whole group. We know that sawfish are found on the west side of
Andros, but has anyone else seen sawfish in The Marls?

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:53-05:00 February 27th, 2014|Categories: Fish, sharks, Uncategorized|3 Comments

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    Rob Koury February 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you.

    This type of information is why I signed up and read most every posting.

    Rob Koury

  2. laymanc
    laymanc February 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Really cool. When we did the rapid assessment of West Andros, we saw a few large ones. They were actually in very shallow water much like this one.

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    Caitlin McGarigal March 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    If you encounter a sawfish please report your sighting/catch to the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH) which houses the International Sawfish Encounter Database (ISED). There is a very quick and easy form you can fill out at and any information you can provide would be very helpful and much appreciated! Cheers

    Caitlin McGarigal
    Manager, International Sawfish Encounter Database
    Florida Program for Shark Research
    Florida Museum of Natural History
    University of Florida
    W: (352)273-1978

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