Shark Week started last night! (And how great was ‘Ultimate Air Jaws?!”)
Oceana is a partner in Shark Week this year, and it’s my favorite week of the year, so I’m going to keep the celebration going with daily shark facts!
The scalloped hammerhead shark is just one of the many species of hammerhead shark, all of which have the characteristic t-shaped head.
These sharks give birth to up to 30 live pups at a time. Unlike other species of hammerhead, scalloped hammerhead sharks often travel in huge schools of hundreds of sharks.
Scalloped hammerhead sharks are found all around the world in warm, tropical waters. They can dive to 1,600 feet or swim in the shallows.
Want to learn more about your favorite species of shark? Go to Oceana.org/explore or leave a comment with your favorite species and maybe it will be the topic of another daily shark fact!
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