Are you looking forward to a major fishing adventure? Try shark fishing! A Charleston South Carolina saltwater fishing charter service can take you, your family, and friends out focusing on shark fishing in the Charleston waters.
Here is some interesting information about a Hammerhead Shark:
Most sharks look a little similar but not the hammerhead shark. When you see the hammerhead, you immediately know which type of shark. Hammerhead sharks are massive predators that use their oddly shaped heads to improve their ability to find prey. Because of their wide-set eyes, it gives them a better visual range than most other sharks. Its favorite meal is the stingray.
Hammerhead sharks are grayish copper, with a classic shark shape, and a slightly longer first dorsal fin characterized by a flat, extended head. They grow up to 14 feet and live about 40 years. They are found in coastal waters from North Carolina to Florida.
There are nine species of the hammerhead shark which are:
- Great hammerhead shark (Largest of the hammerhead sharks),
- Smooth hammerhead shark,
- Scalloped hammerhead shark,
- Whitefin hammerhead shark,
- Smalleye hammerhead shark,
- Scalloped bonnethead,
- Scoophead, and
- Winghead shark.
In Charleston, we typically only see the bonnethead shark which is a small member of the hammerhead shark species. The largest bonnethead is about 5 ft. long and females are usually larger than the males.
The hammerhead sharks can be seen all over the world in warm waters in reefs, coastal waters, continental shelves, and open oceans.
Loners and Schools
Most of these sharks live and hunt alone. Some of these hammerhead sharks prefer to live and hunt in schools, specifically the scalloped and smooth hammerheads. The school of scalloped hammerhead sharks can consist of hundreds of individuals.
Stingrays are the favorite food to eat, but they will also fish, squid, octopuses, and crustaceans. Sometimes they also eat other sharks. One shark, the great hammerhead shark, is known for eating smaller sharks of its own kind, sometimes even its own young if food is scarce.
Female hammerhead sharks deliver pups as they do not lay eggs.
Depending on the size of the shark, they are pregnant from a few weeks up to several months. They can deliver from twelve to fifteen pups to fifty-five for the great hammerhead shark. Pups can swim and hunt on their own as soon as they are born.
Hammerhead sharks rarely attack humans. Only three species of the hammerheads have been to attack humans:
- Great hammerhead shark,
- Smooth hammerhead shark, and
- Scalloped hammerhead shark.
None of those attacks were severe enough to be fatal.
Four sharks are known to attack humans and are considered as significant threats:
- The great white,
- The tiger shark,
- The bull shark, and
- The oceanic whitetip.
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