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SCCF to host program on smalltooth sawfish

By SCCF - | Dec 9, 2020

FWC Dr. Gregg Poulakis with a smalltooth sawfish.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host its next virtual series of Evenings at the Homestead via Zoom on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. for a presentation on the smalltooth sawfish.

“Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?: The Plight of the Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish and What is Being Done to Promote Recovery in the U.S.” will be presented by Dr. Gregg Poulakis, with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He will discuss why the species became endangered, summarize his team’s research on juveniles in local waters and address what the future holds for it. The talk will include how use of state-of-the-art technology is helping to promote recovery of the unique species.

Poulakis has been a fish biologist with the state since 1997. For his entire career, Poulakis has been based out of the Charlotte Harbor Field Laboratory in Port Charlotte and has been dedicated to learning about the fishes of the Charlotte Harbor estuarine system.

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