Hammerhead sharks are voracious predators and their mallet-shaped heads boost their ability to find that which they like to eat. The wide expanse of head allows for a broader spread of highly specialized sensory organs that they use to find food. And beyond smell and vision, these sensory organs are rather high-tech.Aug 13, 2012
Unlike many fish, hammerheads do not lay eggs. A female gives birth to live young. One litter can range from six to about 50 pups. When a hammerhead pup is born, its head is more rounded than its parents'.
Hammerhead Shark FactsKingdom: Five groups that classify all living thingsAnimaliaMain Prey:Fish, Squid, OctopusPredators: Other animals that hunt and eat the animalTiger Shark, Great White Shark, Killer WhaleSpecial Features:Broad, flat head and large eyes21 more rows
Humans are the #1 threat to all species of Hammerhead Sharks. Attacks on humans are extremely rare. Only 3 of the 9 Hammerhead species (Great, Scalloped, and Smooth Hammerheads) have ever attacked a human. The vast majority of the time, these sharks are safe for divers in open waters.