The Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

An overview of the habitat and characteristics of this type of shark.

This paper looks at the scalloped hammerhead shark, which is found in the coastal regions of tropical, subtropical, and moderate climate zones all around the world. It discusses the physiology, social behavior, and reproduction of the shark. It also examines its feeding habits, its relationship to humans, and the threat to the species.
“This aggressive fishing is a severe threat to the species due to the fact that they grow slowly, mature late, do not reproduce every year, and they give birth to few young. “Kill a substantial proportion of adults, and the population will not be sustained.” (Klimely) The decline in adult sharks has forced fishermen to start hunting juveniles as well as mature sharks, which is a threat to the future of the species.”