Worldwide in coastal temperate/tropical waters
Size: 10-20 feet
Weight: 500-1000 lbs.
Lifespan: 20-30 years
Fish and invertebrates (stingrays, eels, squid, fish)
The great hammerhead shark is the largest of nine different species of hammerheads in the world. The common name is inspired by the iconic hammer-like shape of the shark's head.
Juvenile hammerhead sharks start with a rounded head, but as they mature, their heads "flatten," creating a more rectangular shape with their eyes and nostrils on either end.