Hammerhead Sharks!!


Hammerhead sharks are awesome. Ever since I was little I’ve had a fascination with them. Besides having the most badass look ever, these sharks are optimally equipped for hunting. Their eyes and nostrils are located at the tips of the “hammer” and this greatly increases the shark’s chances of finding prey by spreading out its sensory organs over a larger area.


This also allows for increased sensitivity and efficiency in hunting. They are 10 times more efficient at tracking down a meal than other species of sharks. During the day, hammerheads travel in schools, sometimes hundreds of sharks in a school. Then at night, they roam the deep alone.


Interesting fact: Instead of a blanket or a teddy bear, when I was a little kid I head a hammerhead shark stuffed animal. I named him Hammy.

2 thoughts on “Hammerhead Sharks!!

  • 1/9/2008 at 4:09 pm

    too cool.

    as a kid i used to get National Geographic Kids, I was in love with stuff like this. I wish I still was.

  • 1/9/2008 at 4:28 pm

    I always thought hammerhead looked weird. They kinda creep me out in schools. I was always fascinated by the Great White, and tiger sharks.


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