The scalloped hammerhead the fins are usually darker on shark belongs to the large young animals but becomes hammerhead species, and like lighter as they grow older. all representatives of this family, has the typically formed "hammer“ consisting of a central dent and an arched front edge. Another typical characteristic is the free end tip of the second dorsal fin which almost reaches the tail fin. Their coloring is mainly olive, bronze or light brown with a white belly. The edges of
Hammerheads live in warm tropical waters off of the coast of Australia and Central America. It is able to survive in a large range from 3 feet to 262 feet of salt water.
Experts estimate that about 73 million sharks are killed each year. Of these, about three million are hammerhead sharks.
Hammerhead sharks squid, octopus, and are known to eat a large other hammerhead range of items sharks. They are also including fish, squid, known to eat their own octopus, crustaceans, young. and other hammerhead sharks. Stingrays are a particular favorite. These sharks tend to be more aggressive and eat
A hammerheads eyes and nostrils are located on the end of its head, which gives the animal a wider range of vision than other sharks, and its widened nostrils increase its ability to catch the scent of approaching foes.
The distinctive shaped hammer head of these ocean predators is called a cephalofoil, and it has some small variations among the different species of hammerheads.
Hammerheads are one of the medium sized species of sharks, which make them an easy target for fishermen. Their fins are a delicacy. As a result of overfishing, hammerhead numbers have fallen drastically in many of their habitats. Fishermen usually cut off their fins and toss the remainder of the fish into the sea to die a horrible death. Loss of habitat is another danger to these sharks. Because of widespread uncontrolled hunting, hammerheads are considered an "endangered" species. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWehW4tlyeI
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