Bonnethead Shark

Size: Up to 4 feet long
Habitat/Range: Tropical and subtropical coral reefs, estuaries and shallow bays of eastern Pacific and western Atlantic Oceans


The bonnethead shark is one of the most abundant sharks in south Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It can typically be found in shallow bays and mangrove communities. It is frequently mistaken for a baby great hammerhead shark, although its head resembles a shovel more than a hammer. It is the smallest of the nine different species of hammerhead shark.

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Shark Week

Our sharks wait all year for their favorite holiday...and it's that time again! Bring your chums Friday, July 21 thru Sunday, July 30 as we celebrate Shark Week with the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast - only at Adventure Aquarium. Throughout the week enjoy Shark Week programming, Shark and Ray In-water Encounters offered every day and more.

July 21 - July 30

Location: Shark Realm