1) A hammerhead shark has a head shaped like a hammer
to help it detect electrical impulses given off by its prey. Hammerhead
sharks swing their heads from side to side like a metal detector.
2) The hammerhead shark’s eyes and nostrils are at
each end of the "hammer".
3) The positioning of its eyes allows 360° vision.
4) Hammerhead sharks gather in large shoals during
the day, then hunt alone at night.
5) Hammerhead sharks feed mainly on fish and squid.
6) Hammerhead sharks grow up to 4 meters long, but
get scared by the sound of divers’ bubbles!
7) Hammerhead sharks give birth to live young, rather
than laying eggs.
8) There are 9 different types of hammerhead sharks,
varying in size but all with the characteristic hammer.
9) Hammerhead sharks like cooler water, so they are
often found in deeper water. They sometimes come up to shallower water
where divers are early in the morning before the sun gets too strong.
10) Hammerhead sharks have been known to eat other
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