Best Hammerhead Shark Facts for Kids Video

This video explains a lot of interesting facts about an unusual species of shark, Hammerhead Shark:

                                          Hammerhead Shark

This shark’s special name comes from the unusual shape of its head, an amazing piece of anatomy built to maximize the fish’s ability to find its favourite meal: stingrays. A hammerhead shark uses its wide head to trap stingrays by pinning them to the seafloor. This species of shark doesn’t get confused with any other out there. They like to live in warm water better that is found along the coastlines. They can be easily found in tropic and sub tropic waters across the world. They tend to migrate to cooler water in the summer months. They prefer to live well below the surface of the water. There are 9 separate species of hammerhead sharks out there and only three of them are dangerous to humans.

  • Winghead Shark
  • Scalloped Bonnethead
  • Whitefin Hammerhead
  • Great Hammerhead
  • Bonnethead
  • Smooth Hammerhead
  • Scoophead
  • Smalleye Hammerhead
  • Scalloped Hammerhead

The largest of them is Great Hammerhead. When fully grown, it gets to 20 feet in length and can weigh up to 170 Kg. Most other species only grow to 13 feet. Their lifespan is between 25-35 years. Their eyes which are placed on the outer edges of the hammer, allow them a vertical 360° view. But they do have a huge blind spot right in front of their nose. This fish is well known for its ability to make very sudden and sharp turns. The hammer acts as an organ of balance.