Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Florida
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Florida Project

Ecology and conservation of endangered Smalltooth Sawfish

July 2022 - December 2024


Participating Agencies

  • FWC

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.

Presentations Presentation Date
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