Ecology and conservation of endangered Smalltooth Sawfish
July 2022 - December 2024
The Smalltooth Sawfish is a Federally endangered species that is confined to a small portion of Florida’s coast. This project aims to fill existing knowledge gaps about sawfish in the Charlotte Harbor region of Florida. Specifically, we will identify ontogenetic shifts in sawfish habitat use and evaluate residency of juvenile sawfish in Charlotte Harbor by quantifying patterns in habitat use and home range as related to sex, size, and environmental factors.
|Wooley, A., M. McCallister, M. Ajemian, S. Webb, J. Whittington, R. Scharer, L. Heath, D. Yakich, A. Carlson and G. Poulakis. 2022. Preliminary smalltooth sawfish data from the southern Indian River Lagoon: is a nursery re-establishing? Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Graduate Student Symposium, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 15 March 2022.||March 2022|