a Great Hammerhead Shark, which is gray with an
off-white underbelly and lives in warm and relatively
warm waters in coastal areas. These sharks can
be up to 11.5 feet in length, and some have been
known to become as long as 20feet. They can weight
anywhere from 500-1,000 pounds.
The teeth are set in rows, and
are triangular in shape with hundreds of serrations
on each tooth. Hammerheads are fierce predators
that use their great sense of smell to find prey.
They eat fish, including rays and other sharks,
as well as octopuses, squid and crustaceans. They
have even been known to eat other hammerheads.
Stingrays seem to be a favorite meal. They use
their "hammers" to pin the ray down
to the ocean bottom while they take bites from
The Great Hammerhead Shark usually
lives between the ages of 20-30 years.
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