Emergency Rescue Efforts

Emergency efforts are underway to rescue, rehabilitate,

and return to the wild endangered smalltooth sawfish

affected by the ongoing fish health event in south Florida

NOAA Fisheries is the lead agency for this emergency response and is collaborating with several agencies and organizations including Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Ripley’s Aquariums, Havenworth Coastal Conservation, Dynasty Marine, Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, Terramar Productions, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, and The Association of Zoos & Aquariums.

*CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO RESCUE EFFORTS*

Donations will be used for sawfish recovery, rehabilitation, necropsy, research, return to the wild, and outreach. The U.S. Smalltooth Sawfish Recovery Team will determine the best use of donated funds to include:

  • food, medicine, and facilities for rehabbing sawfish
  • supplies, equipment, and facilities for rescue, rehab, and necropsy
  • collection, processing, and analysis of water and tissue samples
  • scientific equipment for monitoring sawfish after return to the wild
  • travel, food, and accommodations for essential personnel
  • fuel, drivers, and tolls for transport vehicles
  • materials for sawfish outreach

 

Other ways you can help:

 

Thanks to the incredible generosity of The Florida Nomad these beautiful solar performance, wicking, and anti-microbial shirts are now available. And a portion of the proceeds will go to help our emergency efforts to rescue, rehabilitate, and return to the wild endangered smalltooth sawfish affected by the ongoing fish health event in south Florida!

Order at www.TheFloridaNomad.com.