The sawfish saw – a multi-purpose tool

Sawfish use their saws to sense prey, in addition to their regular use as a weapon. The finding is a surprising one as scientists initially believed sawfish used the saws to dig in the sand in search of food.

Other fish use their long noses for either sensing or killing prey, but not both.

The sawfish’s saw can cause the fish to become tangled in fishing gear which has led to a global decline in their numbers.

Read more at The University of Queensland