As Florida Smalltooth Sawfish Spin and Whirl, a New Effort to Rescue Them Begins

At least 32 of the endangered sawfish have been reported dead. The cause of their bizarre behavior remains a mystery.

An unprecedented federal effort to rescue and rehabilitate endangered smalltooth sawfish is getting underway this week in the Florida Keys, where unusual and concerning behavior has been documented including spinning and whirling, signs the fish are in distress.