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NOAA shark assessment intern Joshua Boston and lab technician Kelcee Smith briefly lift the saw, or rostrum, of a smalltooth sawfish out of the water to cut it free from a capture net Saturday, Oct. 29, in Chokoloskee Bay as part of a tagging and tracking project. Florida State University and NOAA are trying to get a handle on the size of the sawfish population in Everglades National Park and are studying the endangered species' habits. Little is known about the elusive creatures that are related to sharks and rays.

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Eric Staats/Staff
NOAA shark assessment intern Joshua Boston and lab technician Kelcee Smith briefly lift the saw, or rostrum, of a smalltooth sawfish out of the water to cut it free from a capture net Saturday, Oct. 29, in Chokoloskee Bay as part of a tagging and tracking project. Florida State University and NOAA are trying to get a handle on the size of the sawfish population in Everglades National Park and are studying the endangered species' habits. Little is known about the elusive creatures that are related to sharks and rays.

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