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Meet sawfish: A family of unique rays that need #conservation attention:

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Meet Sawfish: A Family of Unique Rays that Need Conservation Attention Posted Mon, Jun 30, 2014 by Jessie Yang to rays , sawfish , shark specialist group , sharks and rays , sharks international conference A sawfish. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Simon Fraser University Public Affairs and Media Relations ) You may not have heard of sawfish, an incredibly unique looking family of rays. As a flat fish with a long toothed snout (rostrum) lined with teeth that looks like a saw, sawfish have earned their name. Despite their large size (up to 20 feet long!) and those intimidating teeth, sawfish are in trouble. Fortunately, scientists have rung the alarm for these rays. At the Sharks International conference in Durban, South Africa , earlier this month—a forum for shark researchers, scientists, and conservations to converge and discuss their latest research—The Shark Speciali...

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