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A study by Dr. Rosalind Rolland and colleagues at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life demonstrated the utility of measuring stress of North Atlantic right whales using hormones extracted from whale feces. The study showed that whales entangled in fishing gear had significantly higher concentrations of these hormones than healthy animals or those killed by vessel strikes. 

RT : There are two places in the world where sawfish are still doing OK: the Everglades of Florida, and northwestern Aus… https://t.co/XGBnEF7z08

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Smalltooth Sawfish

Bycatch is the most serious issue threatening the smalltooth sawfish today (Seitz & Poulakis 2006; NMFS 2009).

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