Great Hammerhead Shark
Adventure Aquarium has the distinction of being the only aquarium in the United States with a great hammerhead shark on exhibit. Although there are nine different species of hammerhead shark in the world, the great hammerhead is the biggest. While our great hammerhead is about 7 feet long, the largest on record was 20 feet long and over 950 lbs.The head is rounded on the juvenile hammerhead shark but as it matures, the head ?flattens? creating a rectangular shape. The common name is derived from the hammer shape of the shark?s head. The eyes and nostrils are located on the far sides of the head.