Hammerhead Sharks Pictures

Hammerhead Sharks Pictures
Hammerhead Sharks Pictures

The hammerhead sharks are a group of sharks in the family Sphyrnidae, so named for the unusual and distinctive structure of their heads, which are flattened and laterally extended into a "hammer" shape called a "cephalofoil".

Hammerhead Sharks Pictures

Most hammerhead species are placed in the genus Sphyrna; some authorities place the winghead shark in its own genus, Eusphyra. Many, not necessarily mutually exclusive, functions have been proposed for the cephalofoil, including sensory reception, maneuvering, and prey manipulation. Hammerheads are found worldwide in warmer waters along coastlines and continental shelves. Unlike most sharks, hammerheads usually swim in schools. Some of these schools can be found near the Cocos Islands by Costa Rica.

Hammerhead Sharks Pictures

Hammerhead Sharks Pictures

Hammerhead Sharks Pictures

Hammerhead Sharks Pictures

Hammerhead Sharks Pictures

Hammerhead Sharks Pictures

Hammerhead Sharks Pictures

Hammerhead Sharks Pictures

Hammerhead Sharks Pictures
Hammerhead Sharks Pictures

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