Historic rostras go on display

Posted: 27th September, 2019

We are pleased to host a fascinating collection of sawfish rostra from the Horniman Museum and Gardens, London. This is part of the ‘Object in Focus’ project funded by the Arts Council England, with the aim of improving public access to collections.

The display will be at The Deep in Hull from 27 September 2019 to 1 April 2020 and highlights the current threats to the five recognised species of sawfish and their decline including fishing and environmental changes which are having a significant impact on sawfish numbers leading to them all being listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

Learn more about the Citizen Science Project ‘See a Saw’ with the aim of locating as many sawfish specimens around the world to create a clearer picture of historical sizes, numbers and geographical ranges.

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