Mysterious and awe-inspiring life of Hammerhead Sharks.

Fascinating World of Hammerhead Sharks

Hammerhead sharks are easily recognized by their unique head shape, which is flattened and extended.

Distinctive Head Shape

Their wide-set eyes give them a better visual range than most other sharks.

Why the Unique Shape?

There are nine different species of hammerhead sharks, ranging in size.

Nine Different Species

The Great Hammerhead is the largest species, reaching lengths of over 20 feet.

 Great Hammerhead

Hammerheads are found worldwide, from coastal regions to deep waters.

Diverse Habitats

Unlike many sharks, hammerheads often swim in schools during the day.

A Social Creature

At night, they become solitary hunters.

Night-time Hunters

Their favorite meal? Stingrays! They also eat fish, squid, and crustaceans.

Dietary Preferences

Hammerhead sharks are often caught for their fins, which are used in shark fin soup.

Threats from Humans

Three species of hammerhead sharks are currently listed as endangered.

Endangered Status

Hammerheads give birth to live young, with litters ranging from 12 to 15 pups.


They are known to migrate to cooler waters during the summer.

Migratory Patterns

Their heads are equipped with electrical sensors, helping them detect prey.

Unique Sensory Organs

Despite their fearsome appearance, hammerheads are usually not aggressive towards humans.

A Majestic Creature

Efforts are being made to protect these magnificent creatures and their habitats.

Conservation Efforts