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    Posted 3 months ago

    fortapache
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    This is from a a small to mid-sized sawfish. This saw is a foot long and as Sawfish can be 10-20 feet long it is not the biggest.
    For a quick background on swordfish they are related to skates and rays and to a much lesser degree sharks. They tend to sit on the ocean floor but will also swim about. I saw one at the Long Beach aquarium, it was pretty neat.
    The first view is the underside of the saw. It has two small holes which were probably used to display it. I couldn't match up the holes so I hung it from the teeth. I think I may move it up to above the seashell display case next to the pelican skull.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 months ago
      Nice sawfish. Have a happy New Year fort
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 months ago
      i'm jealous! i've always wanted to find one of these!
    3. OLECODY OLECODY, 3 months ago
      What a critter sure hate to get stuck by that thing you have a nice collection Brian
    4. elanski elanski, 3 months ago
      A fine swordfish saw. Happy new year. Hope 2020 brings you lots more exciting finds.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 months ago
      Happy New Year Brian!!!
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 months ago
      There seems to be something fishy about this post, but Happy New Year anyway.
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
      HAPPY NEW YEAR !!.!!.!!.!!
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
      Thank you very much Newfld. Happy New Year!

      Thank you very much Ho2cultcha. I am happy with it.

      Thank you very much OLECODY. Yes they can put a hurt on you.

      Thank you very much elanski. Same!

      Happy New Year Scott!

      Happy New Year fhrjr2!

      Happy New Year vetraio50!
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 months ago
      I see the “jaws” to the left of the 4th. photo. What kind? My Father accidentally caught a great white in his nets just a little ways off Pismo pier. It was too big and still alive as he took several hours to tow it in to Port San Luis. The thing was massive!!
      1,960 lbs. 22 feet long. The jaws went over a grown man shoulders with ease! When they cut it open, 7 thirty lb. sea bass fell out... whole.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
      Thank you very much MsCrystalship. I believe those are mako shark jaws.
      Your brother caught one big fish.
    11. Rattletrap Rattletrap, 3 months ago
      Very cool find! Always wanted to find the sword off of a swordfish and can’t figure out what happens to all of them as a lot of swordfish get caught and eaten but few get taxidermy. Where do all the swords go?
    12. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
      Thank you very much rattletrap. Good question. This one went home with me.

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