The Great Hammerhead Shark

Updated: May 1, 2021

Wikipedia “Great Hammerhead Shark”

What is a Great Hammerhead Shark?

The Great Hammerhead's scientific name is Sphyrnidae! They live in groups called schools or shoals. They have very wide eyes that help them have better visuals on things. They look very scary and dangerous but they don’t bother humans. Their fossils date back to 23 to 5.3 million years ago.

What do Great Hammerhead Sharks eat?

Great Hammerhead Sharks are carnivores which means that they only eat meat. They eat a variety of food such as fish, cephalopods, and crustaceans. The smaller Hammerhead Sharks eat crab and shrimp. The larger Hammerhead Sharks eat squid, small sharks, and stingrays. The Great Hammerhead sharks are known to have stingrays in their diet (large ones in fact)! Great Hammerhead sharks use the side of their heads to pin down their preferred meals.