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Scalloped hammerhead shark

Scalloped hammerhead shark

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JEFFREY ROTMAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 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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