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Hammerhead shark

by Arianna Almainia

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HAMMERHEAD SHARK
Written by Arianna Almainia
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WHERE DO THEY LIVE?
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Hammerhead sharks live in temperate and tropical waters worldwide.
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DID YOU KNOW?
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MASSIVE Hammerhead Shark is once filmed in Bahamas!
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QUIZ!
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Do you like sharks?
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a) Yes! I love them!
b)Nope...not really
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Mozambique, Maldives, Tahiti, the Bahamas, Japan and Malaysia are also popular places to see us.
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FUN FACT
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The heaviest hammerhead shark in the world was 450kg
(991 pounds)!
What's it like?
DID YOU KNOW?
hammerhead sharks we usually see is 3.5 m (11 ft) long. But the longest ones can be 20 feet (6.1 m) long, which is equal to 2 professional basketball hoops!

Male scalloped hammerhead sharks can grow to nearly 6 feet in length and weigh up to 64 pounds. Females are larger, growing to more than 8 feet and weighing 80 pounds.
DID YOU KNOW?
A baby hammerhead shark's cephalofoil , which is also it's 'head' is round. When it starts to grow up, it slowly flattens.
BABY HAMMERHEAD SHARK
We're tiny!
Extinction Status
hammerhead sharks are endangered. That means there are not a lot of them left.
A kind of hammerhead shark called the Great Hammerhead is critically endangered.
But none of them is extinct.
Extinct means it is already not in the world, for example the dinosaurs are extinct.
This chart shows how much hammerhead sharks had been overfished.
FUN FACT
This chart shows how much hammerhead sharks had been overfished.

The great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) is a species of sharks that is critically endangered, with some research suggesting there are as few as 200 remaining in the ocean.
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