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Demystifying a Sea Monster

Credit: David Wachenfeld, Triggerfish Images

A freshwater sawfish rests on the bottom. Credit: David Wachenfeld, Triggerfish Images

By Barbara Wueringer

The use of the sawfish’s saw has been widely speculated upon, but a recent study has finally revealed its dual purpose.

Barbara Wueringer is now an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at James Cook University’s School of Marine and Tropical Biology. The study was conducted at both the University of Queensland and the University of Western Australia.

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