In May 2012, the crew at the Bimini Biological Field Station, Bahamas spotted this 4.1m smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) in the shallows of Bimini
Sawfish are listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, so any information regarding spatial dynamics will be crucial. Sawfish are often killed in fishing nets due to their large rostrum.
Although maybe a little stressed by the ordeal, the methods used would have caused no harm to the animal. The lab successfully tracked the sawfish for 9 hours after its release.
Reports have also indicated that other sawfish have been cited in the waters recently as well which is great news. Very jealous of all the team that got to witness such an amazing animal! Great to see BBFS continuing its great work in shark conservation and research!