01 Oct Student Thesis on Smalltooth Sawfish Show They Are Prone to Bycatch
This student thesis studies the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish. These animals are extremely prone to bycatch because of their long, toothed rostrum getting caught in shrimp nets. The study collected data from Wildlife Computers PAT tags and looked at whether sex or length has influence over the time a fish spent at a particular depth. The thesis found that female sawfish liked deeper water while the males stayed at shallower depths.