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Lack of boat traffic in bay allows sighting of rare fish in Biscayne NP

From his 44th-floor condo overlooking Biscayne Bay, Scott Ziegler spotted two strange-looking fish swimming together. They were light-brown, had long bills bristling with teeth and calmly meandered right by the seawall near Margaret Pace Park.

Ziegler took out his phone to film them but didn’t think much of it — he often saw manatees, turtles and other marine animals from his perch. What he didn’t know then was that he was witnessing something extraordinary: a pair of endangered smalltooth sawfish. Nobody really knows how many are left in the wild and sightings in busy Biscayne Bay are extremely rare.

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