Scalloped hammerhead shark

Scalloped hammerhead shark

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Credit: JEFFREY ROTMAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) swimming at night. This shark can grow over 4 metres in length, and weigh 150 kilograms. It is distributed in coastal, warm temperate & tropical seas worldwide. The scalloped hammerhead shark feeds on smaller sharks, rays, fish & crustaceans. It is considered dangerous to humans. The function of its uniquely-shaped head is not clear. Photographed off Kanohe Bay, Hawaii.

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Keywords: animal, carnivore, carnivorous, cartilaginous fish, hawai'i, hawaii, hawaiian, kanohe bay, marine, nature, night, ocean, pacific, predator, predatory, scalloped hammerhead shark, sea, sphyrna lewini, underwater, viviparity, viviparous, wildlife, zoology

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